A suspected drunk driver was blamed for two separate accidents, although fortunately he did not seriously injure anyone in addition to himself. A suspected drunk driver from Sandusky, Ohio was driving south on Ohio 101 when he rear-ended another vehicle. The driver and passenger in the other vehicle were not injured in the car accident. But they did see that the driver was probably drunk. They tried to pursue him to stop him, but they said he drove too fast. He swerved around them on the right side of the road, drove through a ditch, and struck a mailbox. After steering his car onto two different roads, the suspected drunk driver struck another mailbox, two evergreen trees, and two utility poles, knocking out power locally. Some houses in the area were without power for several hours.
The driver, who was not wearing his seatbelt, was seriously injured. When he was removed from the car to be taken by medical helicopter to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo, officers from the Ohio State Patrol said he reeked of alcohol, but no official charges were known at the time of writing.
In this situation the couple struck by the suspected drunk driver were very lucky. Drunk driving accidents can be dangerous or deadly. If you have been hurt by a drunk driver, the lawyers at Robert W. Kerpsack Co., L.P.A. stand ready to help you. Please contact us today for a free consultation.