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Driving While Intoxicated

Despite the continuing efforts of numerous public service organizations and government programs, driving under the influence of alcohol continues to be pervasive in the United States, causing over 41% of traffic deaths. Almost 18,000 people died in 2006 and more than 500,000 people were injured as a result of alcohol related accidents.

In most jurisdictions, a driver is considered to be driving under the influence of alcohol if his or her blood alcohol level (BAC) is over .08%. This is usually measured by breathing into an electronic machine called a Portable Breath Tester, often referred to as a “Breathalyzer”. Additionally, a suspect may be required to submit blood or urine in order to determine his or her blood alcohol content.

Some of the most common symptoms of drunk driving include:

  • Turning with a wide radius
  • Driving over the center lane marker
  • Almost striking another vehicle or stationary object
  • Weaving across the road.

All of these actions create hazardous conditions on the road and subject other innocent drivers to unnecessary risks. Drunk drivers are almost always criminally and civilly liable for the injuries that occur as a result of their driving, so it is important to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible if you are injured by someone suspected of driving while intoxicated.

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If you have been injured as a result of someone else driving while under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733.





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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
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