A DUI accident led to the arrest of Supermodel Stephanie Seymour on Friday evening. According to authorities, Seymour was operating a Land Rover and exited Interstate 95 in Greenwich, Connecticut while under the influence of alcohol. As she reached the end of the off-ramp, Seymour reversed her vehicle and collided with a Mercedes Benz. The impact caused the Land Rover to overturn on its’ side. Police reports indicate that Seymour smelled of a strong odor of alcohol and she refused to complete any field sobriety tests. The responding officer requested Seymour’s driver’s license several times and she finally handed him her license and a credit card. She was arrested for unsafe backing and DUI and was released on a $500 bond. The accident is under investigation and Seymour’s court date is scheduled for February 2nd.
Drivers that make the reckless decision to operate a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol could face harsh criminal punishment. Tragically, thousands of drivers commit DUI and are not caught. Mother’s Against Drunk Driving reports that a driver operates his vehicle intoxicated nearly 80 times before his first arrest. Every time a driver commits DUI they are risking their life and the lives of other innocent travelers. DUI accidents hurt victims every two minutes and kill 28 people every day.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to the reckless actions of a drunk driver, it is important to contact a DUI accident attorney. The St. Louis DUI accident lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth will take every step necessary to hold a drunk driver responsible for your accident. Our attorneys will fight to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation while supporting you during the process. Contact us today to receive a free consultation from an experienced DUI accident lawyer.