It is public knowledge that drunk driving is a continuing and pressing problem in Utah and around the country. Many use the excuse of poor public transportation or the costs of cabs, but the result always is the same.
The FBI found that police arrested 1.41 million people in the United States in the year 2010 — a number that has not gotten better since. The seriousness of this issue can be attested to by the victims. Just how much can driving under the influence really cost someone?
A DUI offense is given to someone who drives under the influence of alcohol. Many people incorrectly assume that if the blood to alcohol ratio is below a .08 then you are safe from a citation. This is not true; DUI’s can be given to anyone who is impaired in their ability to drive.
Driving under the influence can result in many serious consequences including jail time, driver’s license revocation, loss of employment, court fees and fines and huge car insurance rate jumps. The numbers of victims from drunk driving accidents are high and are the hardest consequence to measure.
Knowing this, people still continue to drive under the influence in Utah and elsewhere. However, there are many personal injury attorneys who are willing to help those affected by this crime, hoping to somehow ease the burdens of tragedy.
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