A driver in Waynesboro was charged with DUI (driving under the influence) after she causes a series of wrecks involving four vehicles, according to nbc29.com. According to witnesses, the motorist was driving down East Main Street in Waynesboro when she struck a vehicle with two people inside, proceeded to run into a parked vehicle, and then continued driving; she then proceeded to run a red light and cross into oncoming traffic, striking a third vehicle head-on before hitting a pole. Two people were reported as taken to the hospital for injuries. The at-fault driver was charged with DUI and likely faces a felony hit-and-run charge, according to local police.

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Driving while intoxicated is one of the most reckless, dangerous and irresponsible behaviors that motorists can do. Every year, too many motorists tragically lose their lives as a result of drunk drivers; the tragedy is magnified by the fact that nobody has to drive drunk, and that the deaths can easily be avoided if more drivers would simply hand over their keys and call a cab or a friend. At our Virginia personal injury law firm, we take drunk driving very seriously: our VA personal injury lawyers only represent the victims of drunk driving, never the perpetrators. We recently argued against a drunk driver on behalf of a young boy who had received a brain injury from a driver’s operating his motor vehicle while under the influence, so we are aware of how serious the injuries from drunk driving can be, and how devastating they can be to families and loved ones.

The laws regarding drunk- and DUI-driving vary from state to state; you can read about Virginia’s impaired driving laws on our personal injury law firm’s website here. You can also read an article written by our VA personal injury attorneys that explains the various ways in which you can prevent drunk driving. Keeping impaired motorists off the road is critical to ensuring safe driving for everyone.

It’s also important to be aware of the ways in which drunk driving affects different types of motorists; click here to read about the ways in which driving under the influence harms motorcyclists. For instance, a full third (30%) of motorcycle accidents involve a cyclist who is driving while legally under the influence of alcohol.

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