Tempe, AZ (August 24, 2022) – On Sunday, August 21st, an Arizona Department of Public Safety trooper forced a collision with another vehicle on Loop 101 in order to stop a wrong-way driver in Tempe.
At about 4:00 a.m., the officer responded to reports of a driver heading against traffic on Interstate 10 in the area of Broadway Road.
The trooper located the Cadillac, driven by a 22-year-old male, traveling in the wrong direction in the northbound lanes of Loop 101, between Baseline Road and Guadalupe Road. Officials reported that the trooper had no choice but to slam into the wrong-way car in order to stop its driver.
Both the errant driver and the trooper were hospitalized with injuries believed to be non-critical.
The driver is being investigated for impairment.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Drunk Driving in Arizona
A personal injury case, such as one involving a drunk driver, is handled in civil court. These claims make it possible for injured victims to pursue compensation for the injuries and losses they endured.
Should the respondent is ordered to remunerate the victim for their losses, these payments are not the same as court-ordered fines. The purpose of the remuneration is to compensate the victim for the expenses, such as medical bills, they sustained due to the respondent’s negligent or reckless actions, such as driving while under the influence.
In Arizona, it is unlawful to operate any kind of motor vehicle if your blood-alcohol content is greater than 0.08%. A driver’s BAC must be under this limit for a minimum of two hours prior to getting behind the wheel of an automobile. For commercial vehicle operators, such as truck drivers, their blood-alcohol content must be less than 0.04%.
It is also against the law in Arizona to operate any type of motor vehicle, including motorcycles, scooters, and mopeds, if you are under the influence. This means, that even if your blood-alcohol content is well under the legal limit, you cannot legally drive if you are showing signs of intoxication.
If you were injured in a collision with a drunk driver, contact an Arizona personal injury attorney from Saavedra Law Firm, PLC by calling (602) 753-8917 to schedule a free case review with a member of our law firm as soon as possible.
Note: Our writer used outside sources in the creation of this post. These sources include local news reports, local and state police incident reports, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious injury accidents that take place in Arizona. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this accident. If you find any information that is not correct, contact Saavedra Law Firm, PLC as soon as possible so that we can correct the post to reflect the most accurate information available. We will remove this post upon request.
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