Driving comes with great responsibility and when you are behind the wheel you are operating a heavy piece of machinery that could quickly become a deadly instrument. The surviving victims in a car crash will likely experience pain and suffering along with any potential serious injury and medical expenses.
High school graduation day should be a time of celebration and transition for students and their parents. Every high school senior should feel the sense of accomplishment associated with caps and gowns and diplomas. So the occasion becomes tragic and poignant when a fatal accident involving high school seniors happens on the day of their graduation. The joy of the occasion is replaced with a solemn mood for all those involved.
Fleeing the scene of an accident is a crime, and when a drunk driver does so, usually all that is accomplished is adding another crime to the list of charges. People who leave the scene usually do so in the usual ways such as leaving their car fleeing on foot. Rarely do people get as creative as one man who recently jumped into the Ohio River and tried to swim away.
The national advocacy group Mothers Against Drunk Driving highly endorses a federal initiative lengthily entitled the National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drugged Driving. The Institute for Highway Safety similarly supports the program.
For some people who drive while intoxicated, the biggest threat is not the possibility that they will cause harm to others, but that police will notice that they're driving erratically and pull the car over, resulting in a drunk driving arrest. But what goes through the mind of a law enforcement officer who chooses to get behind the wheel after drinking too much?
A writer in a recent opinion piece for a national newspaper advances an opinion that might strongly resonate with a good many Ohio and other readers across the country.
A night out driving on the highway ended in a horrific accident for three individuals. While there are still many questions that need answering in this particular event, one thing is clear: the car accident resulted in the death of two adults and injuries to a teenager. Ohio Highway Patrol are still trying to piece together the events leading up to this tragedy.
Calling it “a real shock,” Columbus City Schools spokesperson Jeff Warner last week addressed the DUI incident that had many Columbus residents concerned and talking.