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DUI-Related Deaths Increase In California Over New Year's Weekend


According to the California Highway Patrol, more drunk drivers were arrested this New Year's holiday weekend in San Diego County than last year. CPH reports four more drunk drivers were arrested compared to last year. Two people were killed as a result of drunk driving says CHP officers. According to reports, a total of 47 drivers suspected of driving under the influence were arrested this New Year's holiday weekend.

At the statewide level, DUI arrests did not increase. However, fatalities did increase across California. 19 people were killed this year in DUI-related crashes across the state compared to last year’s 13 people who died. CHP also reports six people killed in DUI crashes across California were not wearing seat belts. Authorities continue to fight against drunk driving not only in California but nationwide.

In a blink of an eye, a drunk driver can destroy a life forever. If you survive the accident caused by the drunk driver, you can be facing lifelong pain and financial suffering. The law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, has represented a number of victims of DUI accidents and we can help you. Our dedicated legal team will not rest until you get the compensation you deserve and obtain the justice against the drunk driver. To learn more about recovering compensation from the drunk driver who injured you, contact the St. Louis law firm of Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC. Your initial consultation with one of our DUI accident attorney is free. Do not delay – contact Meyerkord & Kurth, LLC, today.

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