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Drunk driver in jail after hitting another vehicle

A Paducah man was put in jail after being involved in a two-car accident. He was charged with driving under the influence. The accident occurred in Kentucky, explains a New York Injury Lawyer.

The 55-year-old man was driving east on US 68. There was a woman passenger in the vehicle with him. The other vehicle was traveling on Kentucky Dam Road. The 60-year-old woman driver and her 45-year-old passenger were driving west on the road when they meant the other vehicle at the intersection.

Both drivers continued through the light and collided intersection. They both told police they had the right of way. When deputies responded to the accident, they noticed that the Paducah man was under the influence of a substance. He failed several sobriety tests in the field.

His passenger was seen pouring at least two alcohol beverages out her window. An off-duty deputy from the police department witnessed the passenger get rid of the alcohol. Also, the passenger was intoxicated and refused treatment. Police officers also found several beers in the man’s car. There is no tolerance in the United States for a person to drive a motor vehicle under the influence.

The man was charged with driving under the influence. He was taken to the McCracken Regional Jail. The other car’s driver and passenger were taken to a local hospital. It is unclear what condition they are in.

Do not wait until a drunk driver hits you to find legal counsel. If you have been in a car accident, contact Stephen Bilkis and Associates to help you through this traumatic event and give you the justice you deserve. We have offices located throughout New York City including Manhattan, Staten Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. We also have locations in Suffolk County and Nassau County on Long Island, as well as Westchester County. Call us for a free consultation at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW.

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