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Two Impaired Drivers involved in Seven Car Accident in Scottsdale

Loop 101 was closed for 7 hours starting at 3am on Friday, March 16th after a multiple-vehicle accident. According to the Department of Public Safety, the crash involved seven vehicles, including two drivers who were operating their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

According to the report, the first impaired driver struck a vehicle near McDonald Drive. Another driver struck both these vehicles. Then the second impaired driver hit the third vehicle, which was also hit by three more vehicles. Four people sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the crash. The report did not state the impaired drivers’ blood alcohol contents or whether they were charged with DUI, extreme DUI, super extreme DUI, or aggravated DUI.

In Arizona, bars and stores may not sell alcohol between 2am and 6am. Most bars close at 2am, which contributes to an increased number of impaired and drunk drivers on the roads in the early morning hours.

In 2010, there were 5,489 alcohol related crashes in Arizona. The majority of these incidents (4,054) occurred at night. Alcohol related crashed in Arizona resulted in 223 deaths and 3,724 injuries in 2010.  According to the 2010 Arizona Crash Statistics, 4 of these deaths and 26 of these injuries occurred during alcohol related crashes on Friday mornings at 3am.

If you have been arrested for DUI, contact an attorney for DUI at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your DUI case.

Photo credit: Doug Kerr from Flickr