A former St. Louis city police officer was charged with driving under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident. The charges are stemming from an auto accident on December 19th when he was operating his squad car and struck a parked vehicle. Fortunately, the vehicle was unoccupied and no injuries were sustained. The 33-year-old officer then fled the scene of the accident and later that day his blood alcohol level was tested and revealed his BAC to be .117.
According to the National Traffic Safety Administration, the economic impact of drunk driving costs the United States $199 billion each year, averaging $800 per U.S. adult. Drunk driving accidents are caused by the negligent and careless actions of thousands of drivers every year. There are numerous statistics proving the frequency and damage DUI accidents cause and yet it doesn’t deter drivers from committing the crime. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a DUI accident, it is likely that you sustained economical and non-economical damages. You could be entitled to receive compensation for your damages and to ensure you obtain the maximum compensation available, it is imperative to consult a DUI accident attorney.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have over 95 years of combined legal experience. We have handled numerous accident cases and will use that experience, as well as our knowledge and resources, to successfully handle your case. Our attorneys know this is a difficult time for you and we want to alleviate the stress by negotiating the compensation you deserve. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a DUI accident, contact our experienced attorneys today for a free no-obligation consolation.