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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

Injured or lost a loved on in a drunk driving accident?

Every single day across the country, approximately 27 people are killed in accidents involving drunk drivers. Numerous others are injured in such incidents. When a drunk driving accident occurs, whether in New Jersey or elsewhere, what can victims or -- in the event of fatality -- surviving family members do?

Drunk driving accident in New Jersey kills 1

A New Jersey man has been arrested and charged for his involvement in a crash that resulted in the death of another individual. The alleged drunk driving accident occurred Jan. 29, in Sussex County. At this time, it is unknown if any other charges are pending against this young man.

New Jersey drunk driving accident: state prevention strategies

It seems that few days go by without a DUI-related accident being reported on the news. While the dangers of driving while impaired are well-known, numerous Americans still choose to get behind the wheel while inebriated. In New Jersey it is no different. It is truly unfortunate that one may fall victim to a drunk driving accident as a result.

How BAC levels impair driving

New Jersey residents may be interested to know the effect that an individual's blood alcohol concentration has on their physical and mental faculties and what that means when they get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle. The slightest amount of alcohol consumed will have some type of effect on the individual. For example, a BAC of .02 percent leaves the individual feeling relaxed and causes their driving to become risky since their attention becomes easily diverted.

Keeping New Jersey drivers informed about impaired driving

On average, one person dies in an accident caused by an impaired driver every 51 minutes. This translated to 10,322 people dying in 2012 in impaired driving accidents, which was 31 percent of all traffic accident fatalities in the United States. In addition to the human cost, these accidents cost $59 billion annually. In 2010, 1.4 million people were taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Driver in DWI accident that left student injured charged

It was reported on Dec. 16 that a 30-year-old New Jersey man who was involved in a car accident that left one person with severe injuries was accused of driving while intoxicated. The accident took place during the early morning hours of Oct. 4 at the intersection of Easton Avenue and Mine Street in New Brunswick.

1 killed in suspected drunk-driving accident

An Oct. 19 accident in Woodbridge involving an alleged drunk driver claimed the life of a 25-year-old man, according to the New Jersey State Police. Reportedly, the event occurred on the New Jersey Turnpike at about 4:09 a.m., when a southbound 2002 Volkswagen Jetta rear-ended a tractor-trailer that was traveling in the truck lanes near mile marker 93.5.

New Jersey woman killed in suspected drunk driving accident

Drunk drivers can be a serious danger to themselves and anyone they come into contact with on the roads. Impaired judgment and reaction times greatly increase the chances of an accident occurring and the consequences of this can be massive. In a recent suspected drunk driving accident in New Jersey, a 32-year-old woman lost her life in a head-on collision.