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Suspected DUI Crash Causes Injuries in San Francisco

Wednesday, March 12, 2014By ALG
Drunk_Driving_Crash_LawyerLast Friday afternoon, a crash involving a suspected drunk driver injured at least three people. The collision occurred on Van Ness Avenue. This three-car wreck happened around 12:10 p.m. According to the San Francisco Appeal, 26-year-old Jacob Sahagun was headed south on Van Ness Avenue when he struck two vehicles driving east on Broadway Street. Initial reports indicate that Sahagun was driving under the influence. He was arrested and charged with felony DUI, driving with a suspended license, having an open container and being in possession of contraband paraphernalia.

Three people, including Sahagun were injured in this crash. Very little information has been released about the victims of this crash or the extent of their injuries. Thankfully, the San Francisco Appeal did report that none of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.

Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) also wants to remind motorists that buzzed driving is drunk driving. In some cases, even one drink can be one drink too many. This weekend, law enforcement officers will be stepping up efforts across San Francisco and San Jose to crack down on drunk and buzzed driving.

Drunk Driving Facts

• Drunk Driving Kills almost 10,000 people each year.

• On average in 2011, one person was killed in a drunk driving wreck every 53 minutes.

• On St. Patrick’s Day holidays from 2007 to 2011, more than 269 people were killed by drunk drivers.

• In 2011, 45 people alone were killed in drunk driving crashes on St. Patrick’s Day.

• Crashes involving alcohol-impaired drivers cost an estimated $37 billion annually.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over for St. Patrick’s Day

Officials with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration want to remind motorists to drive sober or get pulled over this holiday weekend. Two out of five crash deaths between 2006 and 2010 involved a drunk driver during the St. Patrick’s Day holiday. If you or a loved one is injured by a drunk driver this weekend or any other time, contact the experienced team at the Alexander Law Group, LLP for a free consultation.

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