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Avoiding Accidents During the Holidays

December 12th, 2017

Tips for staying safe on the roadYou’re traveling for the holidays when you notice a car in front of you driving erratically. You’re fairly certain that they are either distracted or impaired, and you aren’t sure how to react.  No one wants to be in an accident any time – especially during the holidays.

Thousands of people are killed on the country’s roadways each year due to impaired driving, distracted driving or in some cases, just plain negligence. The holidays are a busy time of … Read more

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Certain People More Likely to Drink and Drive

January 15th, 2016

car-keys-and-a-bottle-of-beerWhen it comes to drinking and driving, there are certain groups of people who are most at risk. While anyone can certainly take a drink and get behind the wheel, these people are statistically more apt to do so. People from all walks of life make poor decisions, but the numbers tell us that specific groups are more likely to drive under the influence.

Young People

According to the Centers for Disease Control, or CDC, young people are at … Read more

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Teen Convicted by Jury in DUI Death

July 8th, 2015

download (70)A teen has been indicted by a jury on charges of driving while impaired and felony death on Tuesday.

According to court documents, David Engelmann, 18, of Hickory, was driving a Subaru Forester in August when he ran his vehicle off the road. Engleman overcorrected and flipped the small SUV.

Killed in the accident was Engleman’s high school classmate, Jay Brian Robertson II, 17, who was ejected from the vehicle’s open sunroof. Robertson died as a result of the Read more

Posted In: Car Accidents, Distracted Driver, Drunk Driver, In The News, Injuries to Children

Father Arrested for DUI, Children in the Car

June 25th, 2015

download (17)A father has been placed under arrest for drunken driving after he crashed into a house in Tipp City on Friday while his three children were in the car with him.

According to police, at approximately 10:40 p.m., Bryan Smith, 34, was in the process of making a turn with his vehicle when he went off the road and crashed into a home.

At the time of the accident, Smith’s children, aged 4, 5 and 7, were also inside Read more

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Police Say Woman Texted While Drunk in Fatal DUI Crash

May 6th, 2015

download (14)A woman is now facing the charge of DUI manslaughter after driving under the influence while sending text messages to her boyfriend.

According to investigators, Mila Dago, aged 22 at the time of the crash on August 14, 2013, was behind the wheel of a rented Smart Car when she ran a red light at around 4:45 a.m., crashing into a truck driven by Benjamin Byrum, 51.

A passenger in Dago’s car, Irena Reinoso was killed in the crash.

Last … Read more

Posted In: Distracted Driver, Distracted Driving, Drunk Driver, Drunk Driving, In The News

Mother Sentenced to No Less Than Three Years

April 8th, 2015

Prison for convicted of killing someone while impaired drivingRALEIGH, N.C. – No parent wants to outlive their child. No parent wants to be responsible for their child’s death. Unfortunately, both of these things are true for Laura Lynne Smith who will spend at least the next three years in prison for her part in a car crash that killed her son.

Smith plead guilty in front of a judge on Thursday to the charge of felony death by vehicle and DWI. The charges stem from the October 13, … Read more

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Who Is Being Targeted by Charlotte Checkpoints?

March 25th, 2015

DWI checkpointCHARLOTTE, N.C. – If you live in Charlotte or any of the surrounding areas, chances are high that you have seen the flashing lights of a DWI checkpoint. These targeted areas of enforcement are put in place to get drunk drivers off of the street and they do just that. But who is being targeted by these checkpoints?

Channel 9 recently took a closer look at DWI checkpoints in the city of Charlotte held by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg police from 2013 … Read more

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Survivor Still Recovering from Accident that happened three years ago

September 26th, 2014

L’Hon Siu’s son Khai Cook is “recovering each day” according to his grandmother, Lorna.  “Its going to be a lifelong journey”, she stated to reporters.  Cooke is a survivor in the automobile accident that took the life of his mother H’Luon Siu nearly three years ago when Eric Cox drove through a red light and collided with the vehicle that H’Luon was driving.  Cox, who had already had one drunk driving conviction on his record, was found to be … Read more

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Writer, War Vet Going on Trial for 2nd Degree Murder

September 6th, 2014

Eric Jonathan Cox, the writer of “Cpl Cox”, a book about his time as a Marine and Iraqi War Veteran, is heading to trial this month on charges stemming from the result of a crash in 2011 that killed 26-year-old mother, H’Luon Sui.  Sui’s child, a 4-year-old boy was also in the vehicle at the time of the accident, and was very seriously injured in the collision, however he survived.

Cox, who had been convicted previously of DWI, drove his … Read more

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Drunk Driver Kills Two

August 25th, 2014

Wednesday night on Highway 74, a man with several previous drunk driving and other vehicle related convictions crossed the median. His vehicle struck another vehicle head on and forced that vehicle into the path of an oncoming semi.   When police arrested him, Jose Estevez Herrera had empty beer cans on the floor of his truck and had clearly been drinking. The vehicle he forced into the path of the semi was driven by Laral Callahan and her boyfriend Paul … Read more

Posted In: Drunk Driver, In The News, Wrongful Death

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