Accidents can happen to anyone at any time. While it’s somewhat easy to keep safe at home or in other places where one is completely in control of the environment, it’s a little more difficult out there in the world full of reckless drivers and people who disregard safely laws and regulations. Sometimes even those we consider friends can have a moment of carelessness that can cause injury. That should not exempt them from their responsibility to offer legal compensation for those they have harmed.
A woman was arrested and jailed for drunk driving and crashing into a concrete wall. Her passenger sustained life-threatening injuries, according to Metro Police.
The 23-year-old driver was taken to Clark County Detention Center and charged with a count of driving under the influence resulting in substantial bodily harm, jail records reported.
No charges have been filed by the District Attorney’s Office, as of yet.
Police were called to the site of the crash at about 1:45 in the morning. The driver, a resident of Las Vegas, was attempting to cross an intersection when she crashed into a wall, according to police. Her passenger, a 28-year-old male, was taken to University Medical Center with injuries to his head and abdomen that were stated to be life threatening, according to the arrest report.
The driver herself suffered only minor injuries and was subsequently arrested. Police say they found a number of beer bottles, some of them unopened, and others broken, in her car.
While she refused to put her mouth on the breathalyzer, she did blow in its direction, and the presence of alcohol was detected.
Police later obtained a warrant and drew blood from the driver, according to the report, but the report does not mention her blood alcohol level.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an accident, we can help you at Hofland & Tomsheck. Call us today so we can help you get the compensation you need for a full recovery.