Any kind of negligent or reckless behavior could form the basis of criminal charges or civil penalties in a personal injury lawsuit. A Greensburg man was recently charged with drunk driving in the drive-through of McDonald’s. Employees became concerned about disturbing behavior being exhibited by the person operating the vehicle and chose to share their concerns with the police, who arrived on the scene quickly.
The driver had a five-year-old boy in the backseat of the SUV at the time of the incident and a McDonald’s employee contacted police directly after noticing that the patron was acting strangely. According to the employee who contacted the authorities, the person in question could not remember his order, was acting inappropriately with employees and was slurring his speech. The police indicated that this was an affidavit of probable cause. The individual denied drinking until he was given a breath test that came back positive.
At that point in time, the child was turned over to a family member. While this incident ultimately led to someone being arrested and charged with drunk driving, unfortunately, some other victims of drunk driving incidents suffer serious and life-changing consequences.
Drunk driving accidents account for far too many fatal and catastrophic injuries on the roadways throughout the United States and injured victims who survive the accident, as well as family members of loved ones who are killed, may be entitled to file a personal injury claim to recover compensation. Taking action quickly and consulting with an experienced personal injury lawyer are strongly recommended for anyone who finds themselves in this position.
Drunk driving is illegal but it can also have major consequences for those people caught up in an accident before someone is able to call the police and alert them to potential drunk driving behavior.
The Law Office of Mark A. Smith is here for you when you need help because of a serious accident caused by someone else- call us at 412-567-9598 or use our convenient online contact form to schedule a consultation today.
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