A suspected drunk driver was taken into custody after a solo vehicle rollover accident late Wednesday night in San Diego.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident took place at around 10:30 p.m. on the transition ramp from the northbound Interstate 15 to eastbound State Route 94.
When police responded to the scene, they were told by the driver of the vehicle that another car had hit his SUV, a Chevrolet Trailblazer, which caused him to lose control and roll.
When police questioned the passenger in the car, however, the story was a bit different. He said that the vehicle simply struck gravel on the transition ramp and the driver lost control on his own.
With this new information in hand, officers issued the driver a field sobriety test, which he promptly failed. He was then arrested immediately for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The freeway ramp was closed down for almost an hour as crews worked to right the fallen SUV and drag it from the scene. Thankfully, there were no other cars involved, and no one was injured in the crash.
This drunken driver was lucky to escape with nothing more than a likely DUI. Drunk driving accident regularly end in serious injuries and death, both for those intoxicated and others who are doing nothing more than going about their days.
If you have been hitting the bottle in any capacity, you should never get behind the wheel and drive. Not only is it completely illegal, but you are putting your life, along with the lives of any passengers and neighbors on the road in serious danger.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident with a drunk driver, you should seek out help. Depending on your situation, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover the damages that were inflicted on you as a result of your accident. We at AA Accident Attorneys can help you recover what you are owed in full. We are a team of professionally trained San Diego accident lawyers with years of experience handling cases just like yours!
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