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The likelihood of being involved in a car accident involving an alcohol-impaired-driver may be high, even in the state of Arkansas. According to the NHTSA’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, 28% of total traffic fatalities during 2016, in Arkansas, were alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities.

Additionally, statistics indicate a number of factors that contribute to drunk-driving incidents in Arkansas including in or around Clark County.

Non-Interstate Roads:

Arkadelphia is surrounded by various national and state highways including Highway 7 that leads to Hot Springs and Highway 8 and Highway 67. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 86% of fatal crashes involving alcohol occur on non-interstate roads.

Students Driving Intoxicated:

Additionally, Arkadelphia is home to two universities. According to Sobering Systems…

The risks of drunk driving are especially pronounced for teens. When they do consume alcohol, teens are more likely than adults to binge drink, leading to higher BACs when they get behind the wheel.

According to CDC reports, underage students drive intoxicated nearly 2.4 million times each month and underage drivers are 17% more likely to be involved in a fatal crash with alcohol in their system. More than a third of fatal vehicle accidents among underage drivers involve alcohol.

 

Despite continually improving laws to protect against drunk driving, DWI and DUI related incidents continue to occur at an alarming rate. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a drunk-driving accident it is important that you seek the counsel of a trusted and local attorney in Arkadelphia.

We understand the factors that contribute to drunk-driving incidents and we understand how important it is that the driver making the decision to drive drunk is held responsible for the damages they’ve caused and the pain they’ve inflicted. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a drunk driver, contact us today.

You can speak with an attorney by stopping by for a free consultation at our office in Arkadelphia. You can also reach us by calling our local office at (870) 246-0505 or by contacting us online via our contact form or live chat.

 

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