Working as a Seattle motorcycle accident attorney and serious injury lawyer in Bellevue, Washington I always support efforts to help stop drunk driving. The federal and state governments are constantly passing new anti-drunk driving legislation. In fact, recently the government started pushing a new Washington drunk driving law which would enable police officers to get a search warrant for blood samples of suspected drunk drivers. In spite of all the attempts to eradicate drunk driving- intoxicated drivers still plague the roads.

A Sunday morning car crash has landed a Yakima man with a DUI charge. The accident occurred at the 1700 block of Speyers Road in Yakima, Washington at approximately 7:30 a.m.  18-year-old Levi Redfield lost control of his vehicle. The 2008 Toyota Scion rolled several times sending the driver to Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center.

Alcohol and excessive speed have been ruled the cause of the accident. Redfield was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident and, surprisingly, did not sustain life-threatening injuries. He was released from the hospital and arrested for a DUI.

Drunk Driving Laws

Luckily, there were no other vehicles involved in this DUI crash and there were not any fatalities. While it is extremely important to not drink and drive it is equally as important to be aware of drunk drivers on the road. While you probably know common signs of a drunk driver such as swerving and tailgating there are many signs of an intoxicated driver you may overlook and what should you do if you do encounter a drunk driver on the road? Our article “How to Spot a Drunk Driver” covers the different signs of drunk driving and what you should do should you encounter a drunk driver.

If you have fallen victim to a drunk or negligent driver do not wait to contact an attorney. You may contact our Bellevue personal injury law firm to schedule a FREE consultation by clicking on the preceding link.

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