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In 2011, 1 million teenagers reported drinking and driving

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

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

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

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.

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