Drunk Driver Injures 5 In Anaheim Car Accident
Posted on Sep 27, 2010
At about half past midnight, a drunk driver crashed into a vehicle on the 5 Freeway in Anaheim, injuring the 5 people inside, including a child. The 5 accident victims were taken to a nearby hospital, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of felony drunken driving. An Orange County injury lawyer discusses the accident.
Drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 accounted for 34% of the 11,773 fatal, alcohol-related accidents that occurred across the country in 2008, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—more than any other age group. Individuals between the ages of 25 and 34 followed closely behind, accounting for 31% of accidents that year.
While the percentage of drunk-driving fatalities nationwide decreased from 48% in 1982 to 32% in 2007, the incidence of impaired driving still remains quite high in California, with 1,239 fatal accidents in 2008 alone. In response, legislators in California have implemented a program that forces DUI offenders to install ignition interlock devices in their cars in four counties, as well as increased the number of DUI checkpoints statewide.