Georgia Man Involved in Crash on Highway 58 in Virginia
VA- Yourgv.com writes that a man from Georgia crashed his vehicle in Virginia in the early morning over the weekend. The driver was operating a 2000 Cadillac Seville. Police say that the driver veered off the roadway and struck a culvert pipe.*
The Cadillac rolled over from the impact. The driver sustained injuries, and responders transported him to a nearby hospital for treatment. Police say that alcohol was a factor in the crash. The driver is now facing charges for driving under the influence.
Law enforcement and educational campaigns have reduced the rate of drunk drivers on the road and cut down on the number of alcohol-related crashes. Yet, thousands of people still die in these crashes every year across the United States. In 2016, about 28 percent of all traffic fatalities were the result of alcohol-impaired drivers meaning a total of 10,497 people died in car crashes caused by drunk drivers that year. Of that total, 1,233 of the victims were ages fourteen and under. Police arrested more than one million drunk drivers that year, but based on self-reported numbers; the one million arrests only represent a small number of the people on the road actually driving under the influence. Adults across the country reported 111 million drunk driving episodes.
In addition to drunk driving incidents, marijuana use is rising as well. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about thirteen percent of people driving at night have marijuana in their systems. Like alcohol, marijuana impairs a person’s ability to drive. People under the influence of marijuana are at a 25 percent higher risk of being involved in a crash as compared to sober drivers.
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Source:http://www.yourgv.com/news/local_news/georgia-man-injured-in-sunday-morning-wreck-on-highway/article_cc1ce782-160f-11ea-8ba8-e71371b02bf4.html and https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/impaired_driving/impaired-drv_factsheet.html