Iowa athlete arrested for drunk driving

An Iowa college football player was recently arrested after he was suspected of driving a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. On Sunday, February 14, Iowa City police reported that defensive back player Omar Truitt was stopped at the intersection of Linn Street and Iowa Avenue at around 12:38 a.m.

Because of inclement weather, the officers were unable to conduct intoxication tests at the intersection and Truitt was transported to the Iowa City Police Department where his blood alcohol content could be tested. Police issued a citation to Truitt after blood tests revealed a BAC level of 0.091 percent. Athletic officials in Iowa stated that they are working on gathering more information regarding the incident.

The lawyers at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. know just how much damage a drunk driver can cause. We work on behalf of victims to hold these negligent and reckless individuals accountable for their actions. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to discuss the specifics of your situation.



Mother and cousin of “The Rock” hurt in alleged DUI crash

The mother and cousin of “Fast & Furious” movie star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson were recently injured in a head-on crash. The accident was allegedly caused by a drunken driver, according to a Fox 31 story reported on August 10.

According to reports, the former wrestling superstar posted a picture on Twitter on August 10 showing the damaged Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) of his mother Ata Johnson. Dwayne’s cousin, Lina Fanene, who was also injured in the crash stated on Instagram how grateful she was after surviving the incident. Under the hashtag #BearHugsAndGratitude, Dwayne advised his Instagram followers to hug their families tighter and be thankful that they can express their love to them.

The crash reportedly occurred some days ago and became more public after Fanene posted a photo of herself on Twitter with an arm sling.

The lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. strongly believe that Iowa individuals who have been injured in road accidents caused by drunk drivers should get compensation from negligent parties to recover losses. Find out how we can help you today by calling 877-327-2600.



Intoxicated driver arrested in Iowa City, charged with false imprisonment

Around 2 a.m. Friday morning, a Cedar Rapids woman was arrested after she was accused of drunk driving, and holding two passengers against their will. The 26-year-old was driving her minivan in Iowa City when she offered two men a ride.

The men obliged, and entered the vehicle, agreeing to pay a certain amount to the woman for supplying the transportation. But, an argument surrounding the method of payment broke out when the men were at their destination. The driver decided to abruptly leave the area, with the passengers still inside her car.

She was entering Interstate 80 in Iowa City when the men feared for their lives, and jumped from the moving vehicle. The driver continued traveling west until she was pulled over by police. She was subsequently arrested, and charged with intoxicated driving, and false imprisonment. Her bond was set at $6,000.

If you have been involved in a car accident due to a drunk driver, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



Iowa City driver charged with OWI in fatal crash

On June 17, a 50-year-old Iowa City woman drank at a local bar before getting behind the wheel to drive one of her friends home. She was driving a 44-year-old woman home, and when they arrived at her residence, the two women became engaged in an argument.

As a result of the argument, the Iowa City driver pushed the woman to the ground, and proceeded to get into her vehicle, and run over the woman on the ground. The impact of the collision claimed the life of the 44-year-old woman.

Police arrived on the scene, and arrested the driver for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. This is her second OWI charge, as she received one back in 2006. An investigation into the accident is still ongoing.

Please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today if you or someone you know has been injured in a drunk driving accident.



Study says sleepy driving the same as drunk driving

A study conducted by French researchers has found a connection between sleepy drivers and an elevated risk for car accidents.

Data was gathered from 700 different drivers who had to stay in a hospital due to a car accident for at least one day. The results indicated that drivers who felt sleepy, and drivers who were intoxicated were twice as likely to cause a car accident than those drivers who felt awake, and were sober.

Police also determined that roughly half of those that were studied were responsible for the car accidents that left them with injuries. The findings from this study are featured in “Archives of Internal Medicine.”

Drunk driving and reckless driving can cause severe injuries, and oftentimes fatalities. If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, please contact the drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600 today.



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