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Aberdeen, Washington – Car Crashes Through Signs and Sidewalk, Driver Suspected of DUI

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Posted on September 29, 2019

Aberdeen, Washington (September 27, 2019) – A suspected drunk driver caused property damage in the North Aberdeen area by running into signs and sidewalks. Fortunately, no injuries were reported in the incident, and the driver has been caught and booked into Aberdeen Jail.

According to the report from Aberdeen Police Department, the driver struck several signs at Aberdeen High School, and had been spotted driving in a reckless manner in the area of Sam Benn Park. The driver was found near 6th Street, where an officer attempted to stop the vehicle. The car went up onto the sidewalk before stopping, and officers found only one person inside. The driver showed signs of impairment and was booked into jail on charges of DUI, malicious mischief 3rd degree, and hit and run.

About Vehicle Accidents

According to 2016 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 people die everyday from vehicle accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver, which translates to a death every 50 minutes. Additionally, 2016 data also points to 28% of all traffic-related deaths in America. Driving under influence covers not only alcohol-impaired drivers, but also those under the influence of other substances. Drugs other than alcohol accounted for 16% of vehicle crashes in 2015 data. Marijuana use in particular is rising, with 13% of nighttime weekends drivers being found with marijuana in their system. Whether impaired by alcohol, narcotics, or any other substances, the dangers of driving under influence should be clear. Driving is an activity that requires awareness at all times and following street regulations as much as possible. Being under the influence of other substances brings down road awareness, as well as closing down reflex skills and attention.

We urge everyone to be in a stable health condition before going behind the wheel. Any condition that can cause impairments on your judgement puts many people at risk, which goes not only for drivers but pedestrians as well. Aside from the obvious dangers of drunk driving, it would also help to identify busy roads and try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well. Our sympathies and compassion for anyone who was caught up in a vehicle accident due to intoxicated drivers.