A wrong-way driver who struck a man and several parked cars in Arlington has been charged with DUI.
On January 12, a 36-year-old Arlington man was spotted driving the wrong way on North Wilson Boulevard near Clarendon just after 9 p.m. Authorities say that the driver hit four cars with his Mercedes Benz before striking a 33-year-old Washington man.
The pedestrian was taken to George Washington Hospital for the treatment of injuries. The negligent motorist was charged with DUI and DUI refusal.
Drinking and driving is a problem that has caused growing concern in recent years. Using drugs or drinking alcohol before driving a car is a dangerous game, because these substances impair judgment, slow reaction time, decrease coordination and weaken the senses. If someone gets behind the wheel of a two-ton machine after indulging in alcohol, he or she puts herself and everyone else on the road at risk of a serious or fatal car accident.
Never drink and drive; always call a taxi or a friend. If you drive while intoxicated, you could seriously injure or kill yourself or someone else.
If an intoxicated driver caused your accident, it is important to contact a Washington, D.C., Virginia or Maryland injury attorney who can assist you in recovering compensation for any injuries sustained as a result of the accident. Call our firm today to schedule a free consultation. We want to hear your story and help you through this difficult time. Please comment below or visit our Facebook page to tell us your story.