A drunk driver caused an auto accident and was sentenced to 34 years for killing two construction workers. On March 3, the California drunk driver’s appeal was rejected by the California’s 2nd District Court of Appeal. He will continue serving his 34 years to life sentence. The drunk driver was responsible for killing two construction workers on the San Diego Freeway in Torrance back in 2014. It is reported that the driver had previous DUI’s and was driving without a driver’s license at the time of the crash. The drunk driver was convicted of two counts each of second-degree murder and gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one count each of DUI causing injury.
It is estimated by the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that ⅓ of all DUIs are done by repeat offenders. This statistic is alarming, especially by the founders of MADD, Mothers Against Drunk Driving. In despite of a national effort to decrease drunk driving, more and more innocent citizens are becoming victims of this crime.
If you or a loved one have suffered damages due to drunk driving, it is important to contact the St. Louis auto accident attorneys at the law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth. Our attorneys will gather evidence to establish liability and fight aggressively to hold that party accountable. We will work to recover the maximum compensation and you will owe us nothing unless a settlement or verdict is obtained. Contact us today to receive a free consultation from one of St. Louis’ best personal injury attorneys.