Samira Lambert (named in the Hickory Record) was traveling down Rocky Ford Road in Newton, North Carolina (NC) when her life was turned upside down. Another vehicle swerved across the center line and slammed into Mrs. Lambert’s Subaru. The crash caused Mrs. Lambert’s Subaru to skid and roll onto its roof.
Mrs. Lambert had to be taken to Catawba Valley Medical Center for treatment.
The driver that swerved into Mrs. Lambert’s lane was charged with driving while impaired, driving while license revoked, driving left of center and reckless driving, according to the Hickory Record article. If that wasn’t bad enough, it turns out that this was the third DWI charge against this driver. Yes, not once; not twice; but three times this driver has gotten behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated.
This is one of those accidents where you shake your head and wonder how someone can keep their driver’s license after displaying such reckless behavior. Now, because of this driver’s irresponsible actions, Mrs. Lambert is forced to recuperate from potentially serious injuries.
Unfortunately, drivers with multiple drunken driving offenses on their record is quite common. In fact, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) discovered that there are an estimated two million drunk drivers with three or more convictions, including 400,000 drunk drivers with five or more convictions, on the nation´s roadways.