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Officer Injured in Work Zone DUI Accident

Ore Adeyinka3 months ago

An officer was sent to the hospital late Wednesday night following an accident in a work zone.

Details about the Fatal Incident

According to Fox 25 Boston News, the incident occurred just before midnight on July 7th. The accident happened on Route 1 in the northbound lanes in Saugus, just over the Revere line – a Jeep rear-ended a police officer’s SUV and then rolled over. Following the incident, the victim, Revere Police Capt. Terence Reardon, was taken to the hospital.

Fox 25 Boston News reports that the officer is expected to be okay. As a result of the accident, the victim’s vehicle sustained heavy damage and was totaled. The driver who is responsible for this incident has been identified as 43-year-old Denny Miller of Newburyport. This will be his second drunk driving charge. According to police, Miller refused to cooperate with police by failing to take a breathalyzer and he also failed sobriety checks.

Miller reportedly told officers he had four beers at the Red Sox game and then he fell asleep behind the wheel. Massachusetts State Police state that Miller ignored all warning signs, arrow boards, and police lights to move over to an open lane before the crash. The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has urged the public in a statement to not drink and drive.

Important Information about Driving Under the Influence

According to data from Mothers against Drunk Driving, there are hundreds of wrongful deaths of people involved in drunk driving accidents every year in the United States:

  • There were 133 DUI fatalities in 2014.
  • DUI fatalities represented a total of 41 percent of all traffic fatalities in the state during the same year.
  • Massachusetts’ ignition interlock law has been in place since 2006.

 

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