Sacramento, CA (July 6, 2024) – A driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI after an accident that took place in Sacramento on Saturday evening, officials said.

The California Highway Patrol said the vehicle was traveling south on Highway 51 just north of Marconi Avenue when it struck another car and multiple water-filled plastic barriers between the freeway and the off-ramp, causing the automobile to overturn. Four juveniles and an adult, a man in his 30s, were taken to the hospital with minor to major injuries, the CHP said. One driver was also arrested on suspicion of DUI, and alcohol is expected to be a factor in this crash, according to a CHP news release. However, no additional details connected with the accident were released.

Our thoughts are with the injured victims in hopes of their full recovery.

DUI Auto Accidents in California

Intoxicated driving is a contributing factor in far too many deaths in the US. In reality, at least thirty individuals lose their lives in these collisions every day, adding up to almost 11,000 preventable deaths each year from drunk driving-related incidents. When someone operates a motor vehicle while drunk or has slowed reaction times, everyone around is placed in danger.

Criminal charges are often brought against drunk drivers who are caught and arrested. Criminal procedures are set up as a deterrence to punish drunk drivers for their careless behavior and protect the public from further harm. Even if a drunk driver doesn’t result in an accident or injury, they may still face criminal charges for DUI.

Nevertheless, despite these deterrents, victims and their families experience these tragedies far too often. People who have been in drunk driving accidents are well aware of the havoc that can happen in these situations. Even worse, these occurrences usually result in deaths and severe injuries. After an intoxicated driver causes an accident, you need the support of an experienced lawyer.

To learn more about the possible damages that might be awarded in your case, contact a Sacramento car accident lawyer of the Law Offices of J.G. Winter. We are sorry for the suffering that your loved one’s passing has caused you and your family to experience. We work hard to make the healing process as easy and stress-free as we can after a catastrophic accident. Reach out to our Sacramento auto accident attorneys at 844-705-0431 to arrange a free consultation.

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