Police agencies across the state of Iowa are going to be cracking down on drunk driving during the Labor Day holiday.
The campaign, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” began last Thursday and will run through Labor Day weekend. Officers will have the most patrols out on nights and weekends because this is the most common times that people are driving impaired.
In 2009, there were 371 fatal crashes in Iowa and 96 of them were alcohol-related. A high percentage of motorists are between the age group 21-24. During this time last year when similar enforcement was done, there were seven fatal crashes and two of them involved drunk drivers.
If you or a loved one has been injured after being involved in a drunk driving accident, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Iowa drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. by calling 877-327-2600.
The head of the Iowa State Education Association is serving a three-day jail sentence after being convicted of a DUI charge.
According to the Des Moines Register, the man is serving the sentence for a drunken driving arrest that occurred on Dec. 17. The man was elected president of the union in 2008 and released a statement that he felt bad about his actions and will work extremely hard to “regain the trust of the union’s 33,000 members.”
Drunken driving can cause serious injury to anyone on the roadway. If you or a loved one has been injured in a drunk driving accident, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Iowa drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.
A 40-year-old man has been charged with his sixth drunken driving charge with the most recent coming from an incident in Fond Du Lac County.
The man was currently released from jail after posting a $1,000 bond. The most recent arrest was done after a phone call was made about the driver of an SUV swerving all over the roadway on southbound Highway 41.
A trooper then located the vehicle and pulled the man over. A blood sample was taken from the man to determine what his blood alcohol level was. His preliminary hearing will be on January 6.
If you or a loved one has been injured after a collision with a drunken driver, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Iowa drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., by calling 877-327-2600 today.
Linn County Sheriff’s deputies report that early Wednesday morning they found a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix crashed into the river at the 3500 block of Ellis Road in Cedar Rapids.
Police arrived on the scene around 1 a.m. to find the car abandoned. They were able to determine the owner’s identity from the vehicle registration and locate the 23-year-old driver and her 23-year-old friend nearby, intoxicated in public.
According to the women, they were in the car when the driver lost control of the vehicle, sending it careening off of the road. The car rolled over and slid down an embankment into the river.
While police were unable to determine who was driving, since both women were drunk it is clearly a case of drunk driving.
Luckily, neither of the women were injured in the accident. This is not always the case when it comes to drunken drivers. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a drunk driver, contact the Iowa drunk driving accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.