“Drunk driving” (DUI) continues to be a major traffic safety issue, as seen in statistics both nationally and locally. In addition to the safety threat posed by drivers impaired by alcohol usage, there has been a significant increase in drivers who are drug-impaired. The issue of “drugged drivers” is further discussed on the “Car Accidents Involving Drivers Under The Influence Of Drugs.”
On this site Lake County vehicle accidents with injuries involving drunk drivers and drug-impaired drivers are summarized in posts under the “DUI” category.
In a previous post (“How To Spot Drunk Drivers“) potential signs of a drunk driver, and what to do if you see a drunk driver, is discussed. Two of these potential signs is “Driving slower than 10 mph below the speed limit” as well as “Weaving or zig-zagging across the road.”
A driver was pulled over by police in Lake Forest in the early morning of April 8, 2018 as he was driving on Route 41 near Westleigh Road. The incident, after which the man was charged with DUI, is described in the April 15, 2018 Lake Forest Patch article titled “DUI Driver Was Going 10 MPH Below Limit…”
An excerpt with regard to the driver’s actions:
Police noticed him driving an SUV 10 mph below the speed limit and swerving around the road and pulled him over. While speaking with him, officers smelled alcohol and noticed he was showing “obvious signs” of being drunk, as well as an open case of beer and several empty beer cans in the car.
Additional details regarding these DUI and drug-impaired driving issues can be seen in the sources mentioned above.
Should you be involved in a vehicle accident, there are certain actions you should take in order to protect your rights. Elman Law Group has compiled a reference document titled “10 Steps You Should Follow After an Auto Accident.”
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