Details of Drunk Driving Wreck
David Hernandez was driving a work van at around noon when he smashed into three different vehicles. The first vehicle was a black SUV that was completely sideswiped by Hernandez as he drove by it. After that, Hernandez rear-ended another vehicle. He ended the series of crashes by striking a parked car at Castillo’s Pharmacy.
The collisions caused thousands of dollars of damage to the cars. Police placed the man under arrest for driving drunk, reports NBC-2.
NBC-2 reports that Hernandez, who was driving without a license, had 52 previous suspensions on his license at the time of his arrest. Hernandez remains locked up and is facing four counts of DUI and two charges of leaving the scene of an accident.
Alcohol-impaired Driving Statistics
The following information regarding impaired driving is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
- In 2014, 9,967 people died in alcohol-impaired motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
- Alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities decreased by 1.4 percent from 2013 to 2014.
- Alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities have accounted for 30 to 32 percent of all crash fatalities since 1995.
- Over 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2014 (CDC).