The Waterville Police Department in Maine had their work cut out for them on Saturday after a drunk driving accident turned into a hit and run accident. The accident happened at around 3 p.m. when the 47-year-old woman was operating her vehicle while intoxicated. As she traveled through the intersection of Green and Kennebec, she failed to turn and drove into a homeowner’s yard, then collided with the foundation of the home. The driver fled the scene of the crash and crashed her vehicle nearby into an embankment covered in brush. The driver was so intoxicated that she could not stand or walk at the scene of the accident and was taken into police custody. She has been charged with failing to report an accident and operating under the influence. At the police station, the woman kicked the arresting officer and the charge of assault has now been added. Fortunately, there were no injuries sustained in the accident.
Devastatingly, there are thousands of drivers that operate their vehicles under the influence of alcohol every year. Every individual that obtains a driver’s license is educated on the dangers of drunk driving. Mother’s Against Drunk Driving estimate that drunk driving accidents cause an individual to be injured every two minutes and more than one person an hour is killed. If you have been the victim of a DUI accident, contacting an accident attorney is important to determine if you are entitled to compensation.
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