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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

Drunk driving accidents: Man dies in chain-reaction crash

A man is dead because of injuries he sustained in a multi-car crash involving a drunk driver. The driver who caused the collision is facing a multitude of charges, including vehicular homicide. The state of New Jersey takes drunk driving accidents very seriously and imposes harsh penalties on people who break the law.

Drunk driving accidents kills 1, injures 6

A traffic accident that results in loss of life is a tragedy. However, when people die because of drunk driving accidents, it is especially horrific. A family is mourning the death of their loved one because one person drove drunk. In New Jersey and every other state, there are steep penalties for drunk driving.

Police step up patrols to combat drunk driving accidents

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can have deadly results. Alcohol can decrease a person's judgment behind the wheel, slowing reaction time and hindering the ability to control a vehicle. Across the United States in 2014, one-third of all drunk driving accidents resulted in fatalities. Drunk driving remains a significant concern in New Jersey and across the country.

Seminar aims to curb drunk driving accidents

According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records, 29 people die every day in alcohol-related crashes in the United States. Drunk driving accidents resulting in fatalities have decreased by one-third over the last three decades. Each year 10,000 lives are lost to drunk driving crashes. In New Jersey and in other states, government reports claim alcohol is responsible for one out of every 10 deaths in people between the ages of 20 and 64 years. 

New Jersey cracks down on drunk driving accidents

Sobriety patrol and checkpoints are in full force to get drunk drivers off the road. In New Jersey, Morris Plains Police have started a year-end campaign to crack down on intoxicated drivers. The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" saturation patrol's main goal is to reduce the rate of drunk driving accidents

Drunk driving accidents involving 9 vehicles

When someone drives drunk, everyone on the road becomes a potential victim. Police say a man set off a chain reaction of drunk driving accidents that involved nine vehicles with injuries. In New Jersey and in every other state, drunk driving is a serious offense with severe consequences, including stiff fines and possible jail time. 

More people are dying in drunk driving accidents

Federal statistics show that fatalities from drunk driving have risen significantly in New Jersey by 25 percent. This figure puts New Jersey in the top four states in the country for drunk driving accidents involving fatalities. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration officials reported that 137 people died last year, up 27 percent over 2015 alcohol-impaired crashes. Only three other states saw a higher increase.

Drunk driving accidents in New Jersey: Two brothers perish

A family is devastated by the loss of two brothers and a third who is being charged in their deaths after a deadly car accident. The crash happened on Sunday at 1:15 a.m. on Route 46 in Dover, New Jersey. Sadly, the consequences of drunk driving accidents will impact this family and all others involved forever.

New Jersey drunk driving accidents: mother of two killed

Flowers mark the spot in Washington Township where a young mother recently lost her life because of someone allegedly driving drunk. Drunk driving accidents are a tragedy for all involved, but this one in New Jersey, is particularly tragic. The family is still in shock, and rightfully so.

Big rigs and drunk driving accidents

Tractor-trailer crashes seem to be more common than ever on interstates today. The size of these vehicles alone is daunting and intimidating to those who drive next to them on New Jersey highways. Imagine how devastating it would be if a truck driver gets behind the wheel of one of these giant trucks drunk and causes a string of drunk driving accidents.

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