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Drunk Driver Causes Multi-Car Crash in Corpus Christi

adriana_trevino1 year ago

A Corpus Christi woman was arrested last week in connection with a three-vehicle crash that occurred in the 1300 block of Airline Road.

About the Corpus Christi Accident

According to KIII-TV, Melanie Weeden, 52, has been charged with driving while intoxicated after colliding with two vehicles last Wednesday.

Weeden was driving a 2004 Tahoe when side swiped a 2014 Chrysler 300 before crashing into a 2005 Chevy Malibu that was stopped at a red light. Fortunately, no serious injuries were reported.

Weeden was taken to the Bay Area Hospital for treatment of minor injuries prior to her detention center booking. Weeden is facing an additional charge of possession of a dangerous drug in connection with two pills that were found in her purse.

Impaired Driving Statistics

The following information was provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • In 2013, 10,076 people were killed in collisions involving an alcohol-impaired driver. This accounts for roughly one-third of all traffic-related fatalities.
  • 17 percent of those killed in drunk driving accidents were children under the age of 14.
  • The CDC estimates that every day, 30 people die in drunk driving accidents. This is one death every 51 minutes.

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