Possible Florence Car Accident Prevented By Police
As Florence car accident attorneys, we were thankful to police for apprehending and arresting a woman who was driving under the influence of bath salts on December 6, 2011. According to reports from Fox 10, the 43-year-old woman was driving erratically in the area of Camino Adelante and Picacho Peak Road, stopping in the middle of the road and swerving into both lanes of traffic. At one point, her blue Nissan Altima left the roadway completely. Police pursued her for more than 30 minutes, finally stopping her with stop sticks and pepper spray. The woman then told police she had snorted bath salts before getting into her car. As Florence car accident attorneys, we know that other drivers are lucky that this woman did not cause a serious car accident or kill innocent people.
Arizona Drunk Driving Law
According to ARS 28-1381, it is unlawful for a person to drive while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, including any vapor releasing substances. According to a report in Fox 10 on September 9, 2011, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) announced that it was outlawing the possession and sale of bath salts sold under the names of “Purple Wave,” “Vanilla Sky” and “Bliss” because users reported disorientation, paranoia, and other extreme side effects after ingesting the chemicals in the salts. It is unclear what kind of bath salts this driver inhaled, however.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
Impaired drivers were involved in nearly 5,500 car accidents in 2010, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). These accidents resulted in the deaths of 223 people and left 3,724 injured. Total economic losses for Arizona from impaired drivers involved in car accidents totaled $416,311,470.
Contact a Florence Auto Accident Injury Attorney
As auto accident injury attorneys in Florence, if you have questions regarding an injury claim, feel free to call us at any time for a free consultation. The Husband and Wife Law Team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. advocates for the victim and aims to achieve the best settlement possible. We can visit you at your home or hospital. You can also come to our office. Contact us today for your free consultation at (602) 267-1280.