Volkswagen Driver Arrested in Interstate 5 DUI Crash
Everett, WA (December 29, 2021) – On Christmas, a 42-year-old 2003 Mitsubishi Lancer driver from Seattle, sustained injuries in a DUI collision on Interstate 5.
The accident happened at around 2 a.m. north of East Marine View Drive.
Officers said a 28-year-old Everett man was driving a southbound gray 2020 Volkswagen on the freeway.
At the same time, the red Mitsubishi Lancers driver struck the center divider and stopped on the freeway.
Then, the Volkswagen slammed into the Mitsubishi and turned upside down.
Immediately, the rescuers took the Mitsubishi driver to Providence Regional Medical Center Everett with a fractured pelvis and ruptured spleen.
Moreover, officers said the Volkswagen driver’s eyes looked bloodshot and watery. Also, he smelled like intoxicants.
Apparently, he was on his way home from the Tulalip Resort Casino where he consumed two alcoholic drinks.
The driver took a field sobriety test at the crash scene.
However, he performed poorly in the sobriety test. Similarly, his preliminary breath test indicated that he had a blood-alcohol content more than the legal limit of 0.08.
Later on, the authorities booked him into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of vehicular assault with bail set at $15,000.
Getting into a vehicular accident can lead to many unwanted consequences. That is why drivers must follow traffic laws at all times. It is best never to drive while impaired and use a rideshare app instead. By doing so, you can help keep yourself and others around you safe.
More often, car accident victims find themselves unable to work while facing mounting medical expenses. Ultimately, car accident injuries can affect your responsibilities, your job and finances, your family, and your daily life in general.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney
Unfortunately, one person’s negligence can have devastating effects on other people. This is quite common in accidents that result in injuries.
Around 20-50 million people suffer injuries or become disabled due to a crash each year. However, even if accidents are a common occurrence, many people do not suspect what follows in the event of a crash.
Therefore, it is crucial to know how to proceed in case you find yourself injured after an accident. The most valuable step you can take in response to the DUI collision on Interstate 5 is to hire a personal injury attorney.
So, if you’re looking for an expert that can ensure you will achieve the justice and compensation that is rightfully yours, turn to Sweet Lawyers. Our incessant pursuit of justice for our clients for over 40 years is your edge in winning your case. We have settled cases like personal injuries and helped our clients get their life back. We surely know what it takes to win this for you. Call our offices today at (800) 674 7852 for a free consultation at a location nearest you. For your convenience, you can contact us 24/7 by email, online chat, and text message.