In states like Indiana where alcohol is one of the only drugs that is legally available for recreational use, alcohol is usually the first thing that comes to mind when you start talking about driving under the influence. However, even though the law prohibits the use of many other intoxicants, such as marijuana, many people use them anyway and there are legal consequences for both their use and driving while under their influence.
Most Indiana residents might believe that if a driver was not considered legally drunk, which means the individual had a blood alcohol content (BAC) below .08 percent, then the person was not impaired. That is not necessarily true.
Many students head to college to pursue their lifelong dreams for certain careers. They want to better their lives and often have promising lives ahead of them. Unfortunately, three students will not see where their college education can take them due to a serious accident in Indiana that claimed their lives.
Indiana residents who have been involved in car accidents and wish to file claims or lawsuits need to remember that it must be proved that the at-fault party was negligent. When it comes to proving negligence, there are four specific factors or elements that must be shown in a drunk driving accident. These are discussed below.
It is not uncommon for drunk drivers to cause car accidents, and many lives have been lost in drunk driving accidents on Indiana roads. Unfortunately, the driving abilities of intoxicated drivers are typically so compromised that many have little control over where they are going. A teenager recently lost his life when a drunk driver smashed his vehicle into a house in Pennville.
Drunk drivers are dangerous, to himself and to others in or near the roadway. Impaired judgment and delayed reaction times can significantly increase the chances of a car accident, and the magnitude of such an accident can be substantial. In a recent accident blamed on an allegedly drunk driver here in Indiana, a 10-year-old girl lost her life.
A fatal car accident has sparked an investigation into an Indiana police officer's evening. Reportedly, the cop struck and killed a pedestrian. The officer was off-duty when the serious accident occurred. Supposedly, there was a phone call made to 911 regarding a dark-clothed man who was walking down the middle of the road and refusing to move for traffic.
Motorists in Indiana are considered to be intoxicated if their blood alcohol content is .08 percent or higher. An alleged drunk driver is expected to be arrested upon his release from the hospital after allegedly causing the death of one person and injuries to another while driving with a BAC of .24 percent. Reportedly, this is not the first time that the man has faced accusations of driving while intoxicated.
As some residents here in Indiana may have read about in a newspaper or heard about elsewhere, federal regulators have finally given the green light on a product that had been put on hold about a year ago. The product is called Palcohol, a powdered cocktail mix that contains alcohol. And just as it did a year ago, the product is still raising concerns about whether it could lead to more drunk driving incidences.
Most people across the nation have probably done this at least once in their lifetime: driven somewhere after having an alcoholic beverage. Whether it was a glass of wine or a shot of liquor, they probably thought, like most people have in this situation, that they were okay to drive. Because after all, what were the chances that they were even close to the legal limit when they did it?