A single-car crash in Owensboro claimed the life of one passenger on May 27, 2018. In addition to the deceased passenger, three other people were injured in this tragic accident.
According to KY 14 News, this early morning accident happened on Wendell Ford Expressway near the 1700 block. An SUV with three passengers was headed west just before this crash occurred. Allegedly, the SUV driver lost control of his vehicle, struck a guardrail, and fell into an embankment. The impact of this crash threw one passenger out of the vehicle to his death.
First-responders transported the SUV driver and two other passengers to a local hospital with minor injuries. Police believe DUI might have been the root cause of this accident.
DUI Laws In Kentucky
In Kentucky, you can be charged with DUI if your blood alcohol content (BAC) measures 0.08 percent or higher. Anyone younger than 21-years-old, however, could be arrested if they have a BAC of 0.02 percent or higher.
A few of the penalties you’ll face on a first DUI offense include a 30 to 120-day license suspension and a mandatory 90-day alcohol abuse treatment class. Second offenders will have to take a one-year alcohol treatment class and will face a suspended license for between 12 to 18 months. The license suspensions increase to between 24 to 36 months and 60 months for the third and fourth DUI offenses, respectively.
It’s important to remember that DUI doesn’t just include alcoholic beverages. If you’ve used any substance that dulls your senses, including marijuana, non-prescription drugs, or prescription medication, you could be charged with DUI. Please check with your doctor before taking any drugs that might impair your senses while driving.
Injured In A DUI Crash? Get The Tiger
The attorneys at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC have decades of experience helping DUI victims recover the damages they’re deserved. If you or a loved one was injured due to the negligence of a DUI driver, then you owe it to yourself to get a free consultation call from one of our attorneys.
Oftentimes friends and family hurt in a one-car DUI accident are uncomfortable bringing charges against the driver. While this is certainly understandable, DUI crash victims should know that all calls to us are 100 percent confidential.
Don’t count on insurers to get you the compensation you need after a tragic DUI accident. Insurance companies will always try to get you to settle for less than you deserve. You need an experienced car accident lawyer at Kaufman & Stigger, PLLC on your side to help fight for the compensation you’re legally entitled to.