Drunk Driver Hospitalized After DUI Collision

Posted on Sunday, January 19th, 2020 at 7:14 pm    

A man was airlifted to the hospital after crashing his car while driving drunk, a January 17 article of News 12 reported.

The incident happened around 11:00 AM, on Lynn Lane Road. 44-year-old Christopher Hughett was driving while intoxicated when his car went off the left side road. It then struck a tree, went back on the road, veered off the right side of the road, and hit a ditch. Hughett was thrown 50 feet from the scene due to the impact. Then, he was flown to a hospital in Louisiana to get his head and internal injuries treated. According to Oklahoma Highway Patrol, he was also not wearing a seat belt.

Drunk driving accidents can result in serious injuries and emotional trauma. Additionally, the costs of medical treatment can be debilitating to a family’s finances. If you have been injured in Oklahoma due to an intoxicated driver, the legal team of the Abel Law Firm may work on your behalf for the funds you need to cover your financial losses. Call us today at 405-239-7046 to begin taking action against those responsible.


Ravens running back arrested for drunk driving

Posted on Monday, April 6th, 2015 at 4:21 pm    

Bernard Pierce recently was cut from the Ravens after he was apprehended for drunk driving, koco.com reported.

On March 17, the 24-year-old running back was initially pulled over for speeding, but after engaging with Pierce, police claimed they had reason to believe he was intoxicated. The football player was later arrested and booked at Towson Precinct after failing a field sobriety test. Pierce is the third player to be recently cut from the team over conduct issues.

Though no one reportedly was injured in the recent intoxicated driving arrest, the Oklahoma legal team of Abel Law Firm understands that many people suffer fatal injuries caused by drunk drivers. If this has happened to you or to a loved one, we may be able to help you secure compensation to cover medical bill and property damage. Call us today at 405-239-7046 to learn more about your legal options.


Two injured in accident involving three vehicles

Posted on Friday, April 5th, 2013 at 11:12 am    

At least two persons were reportedly hurt in an accident that occurred in Ada involving three vehicles the afternoon of March 27.

According to Patrol Officer Brad Rhoads’ report, a driver traveling eastbound allegedly ran a red light, causing them to strike a southbound vehicle. The originally eastbound driver then struck another vehicle. Witnesses said that north and southbound traffic had a green light while eastbound traffic had a red light when the accident happened. The first two drivers were brought to the hospital for injuries they sustained while the third reportedly did not sustain any injuries.

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation will examine the blood drawn from the alleged offending driver, as Rhoads surmised that they were under the influence of intoxicants.

Unfortunately, reckless drivers, including those driving under the influence, all too often cause innocent people serious harm in car accidents. Call 1-800-739-ABEL if this has happened to you and you are in need of compensation for your losses. Our legal team at the Abel Law Firm may be able to help you.


In 2011, 1 million teenagers reported drinking and driving

Posted on Thursday, October 4th, 2012 at 11:57 am    

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) conducted a study in relation to teen drinking and driving and recently published the results.

The results indicated that teen drinking and driving has declined quite significantly over the last two decades. For the study, thousands of high school students were surveyed, representing 41 different states across the country.

The study was administered in 1991, and a reported 22.3 percent of the high school teens reported that they drove under the influence of alcohol within 30 days of taking the survey. Two decades later that number had dropped to 10.3 percent. Even though that number was on the decline, roughly one million teens admitted to drinking and driving during the 2011 calendar year.

If you were involved in a car accident due to a drunk driver, you may be entitled to compensation for your suffering. Please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.


Hit-and-run victim was bribed by drunk driver

Posted on Friday, September 7th, 2012 at 9:29 am    

A hit-and-run accident that took place on Tuesday in Oklahoma City led to a driver getting arrested on several charges, including driving under the influence.

The accident took place at the intersection of Interstate 240 and South Eastern Avenue. A 60-year-old driver said he was hit by another vehicle around 10 p.m. that night. When he got out of his car to exchange information, the driver who caused the accident attempted to bribe him with money before leaving the scene.

The 60-year-old followed the intoxicated driver until authorities could pull him over. Open beer cans were found in the man’s car, and his BAC was o.17, which is more than two times the legal limit. No one was seriously injured in the collision.

Please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 if you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident due to a drunk driver.


Tipsy Tow program in place for July 4

Posted on Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 3:04 pm    

The annual “Tipsy Tow” program that is offered by AAA will be back again this year for residents in participating areas. The free tows will start at 6 p.m. on July 3 and will run until 2 a.m. on July 5. Non-members as well as members are able to use this service to secure a safe ride home after celebrating the Fourth of July.

In addition, Oklahoma Highway Patrol plans on increasing the number of patrolling officers by approximately 10 per shift in order to target drunk drivers during the Fourth of July holiday period. These additional patrol officers have been on the roadways since June 29 and will continue to patrol until July 8.

No sobriety check points will be conducted on July 4, but officers will be concentrating on DUI-related offenses on the Fourth of July holiday, such as speeding. A “no tolerance” policy will also be put in place for this day, meaning that reckless driving and seat belt violations will also be targeted.

Drunk driving accidents can leave individuals with severe injuries. If you were injured in a car accident due to a drunk driver, please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 today.


Suspected drunk driver punches officer after trying to escape

Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2012 at 2:39 pm    

On June 24, Oklahoma City police responded to an accident near Oklahoma and Sheridan. When they arrived at the scene, a 23-year-old female, a supposed driver of one of the vehicles, was seen fleeing the area.

A police officer chased after the woman, and, upon apprehending her, was punched in the face by the alleged drunk driver as she was trying to evade arrest. The officer was able to put handcuffs on the woman, and she smelt strongly of alcohol.

The woman was booked at the Oklahoma County jail. She was charged with driving under the influence, assaulting a police officer, and fleeing the scene of a car accident.

If a drunk driver has left you with injuries after a car accident, please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 today.


Oklahoma AAA Tipsy Tow offered over Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012 at 7:31 am    

Over Memorial Day weekend, AAA in Oklahoma will be offering their Tipsy Tow  service to residents of the state.

This service allows individuals who have had too much to drink to receive a safe ride home instead of operating their motor vehicle while intoxicated. Inebriated individuals are able to call a AAA tow truck to come to their location, tow their vehicle, and give them a free ride to the destination of their choice.

Tipsy Tow will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday evening and will run until early Tuesday morning. Cities in Oklahoma where this service will be offered include Tulsa, Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, and Muskogee.

Individuals who drive while intoxicated during the holidays run the risk of causing a serious accident. Please contact the car accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 405-239-7046 if you have been injured in a drunk driving accident.


Two injured in one-vehicle Muskogee crash

Posted on Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 at 1:43 pm    

A man and a woman were injured in a one-vehicle crash that took place in Muskogee on Friday.

47-year-old Herman Brown was driving south on 24th Street with 24-year-old passenger Tawanna Soap. According to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, Brown’s car flew through the air after he ran off the road and through a ditch. The vehicle reached about 20 feet in the air before it hit a tree and landed back into the ditch.

Sheriff Charles Pearson arrived to the scene and smelled alcohol on Brown, as well as noticed alcoholic beverages in the vehicle. It has been reported that drunk driving was the cause of the accident.

Brown and Soap were taken to Muskogee Regional Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries sustained in the crash.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident due to a drunk driver, contact the Oklahoma drunk driving accident attorneys of the Abel Law Firm by calling (405) 239-7046 today.


SUV and deputy’s cruiser collide head-on

Posted on Monday, August 22nd, 2011 at 3:11 pm    

A driver of an SUV was involved in a head-on collision with a canine unit deputy’s cruiser Saturday evening in Oklahoma City.

According to reports, the man was driving the wrong direction in the westbound lane of S.W. 29th when his vehicle hit the deputy’s cruiser head-on. EMSA treated both drivers at the scene of the accident. Once treated, the SUV driver was given a field sobriety test and later handcuffed.

Sunday morning, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers arrested the 21-year-old driver of the SUV for driving while intoxicated, failing to wear a seat belt, and driving on the incorrect side of the road.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by an intoxicated driver, the reckless driver should be held liable. Contact the Oklahoma drunk driving accident lawyers of the Abel Law Firm by calling 1-800-739-ABEL today.

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