A drunk driver was killed and 6 other people were injured in a Charlotte, North Carolina car accident on Saturday. According to witnesses, David Cleary was seen weaving and speeding before he crossed the center line into oncoming traffic, striking another vehicle. Cleary’s passengers, his girlfriend and her young children, were seriously injured in the crash. The driver of the car that Cleary hit, Richard McDonald, also had children in his car and he was also charged with Driving While Impaired, though police have not released his breath alcohol content.
It is a terrible thing, when a person decides to drive after drinking alcohol, but even worse when child passengers become innocent victims.
The North Carolina State Transportation Secretary recently announced that for the calendar year 2010, over 600,000 traffic and criminal citations were issued, including over 16,000 citations for driving while impaired.