Drunk driving is an offense usually called driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol, driving while intoxicated (DWI), and sometimes it is also called operating while impaired (OWI), or operating a vehicle under the influence (OVI) of intoxicating drink.
Drunk driving accidents happen when the driver operating the vehicle had an intake of alcohol that impaired his motor and cognitive faculties while driving. Due to alcohol, he became unable to properly control his vehicle or make rational decisions, thus, resulting to collision or traffic accident that may harm persons or properties. Drunk driving is illegal in every State of the United States.
Accidents are considered alcohol-related and could be fatal or non-fatal as defined by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), depending on the blood alcohol content (BAC) of those involved. Statistics show that drunk driving is one of the main causes of road accidents. The government has always pursued aggressive campaigns for safety on the road against drunk driving. Still, many accidents are caused by those who are drunk yet had the guts to operate a vehicle. In cases like these, the safety of those on the road is being put in jeopardy.
Should you encounter a drunk driving case, it is best to consult a reliable and expert lawyer who will diligently assist you so that the case is resolved quickly, your rights are protected and you get a fair and most favorable verdict.
Contact Jami S. Oliver immediately at 614-220-9100 for legal assistance at Oliver Law Office in Columbus Ohio and the Columbus Metro Area.