According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2012, 20 percent of all children killed in car wrecks in the US died in drunk driving-related crashes, and of those, 52 percent were riding in the vehicle driven by the drunk driver.
Driving while drunk is one of the most selfish things someone can do. Not only is it putting the drunk driver’s life at risk but anyone else on road at that time. On the flipside, having the responsibility of driving around a child is one of the most important responsibilities anyone can have, making driving drunk while a child is in the car one of the most irresponsible things anyone could do.
Tragically, a Raleigh, North Carolina mother is now facing charges after her 12-year-old son died in a SUV wreck she allegedly caused while driving drunk. According to WNCN-TV, the wreck happened on Creedmoor Road back in mid-October.
Reportedly, the 49-year-old mother had a blood-alcohol content of .32 and was traveling through a 45 mph zone at 74 mph at the time of the crash, which began when she lost control of her SUV, resulting in the vehicle hitting a speed limit sign and four trees before it stopped.
If the Drunk Driver Who Hit Me Was Arrested, Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
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Did You Know: On average, 28 people are killed in drunk driving crashes in the US each day, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
Note: This information is for informational purposes and does not constitute legal advice. You can only receive legal advice by meeting with an attorney.