December 31, 2012
A new study shows a high number of drunk drivers have been arrested in recent years across the Norfolk and Suffolk, Virginia, areas. The Eastern Daily Press reports 2,562 people have been arrested in the region on charges of drunk driving since December 2010.
The study went on to point out that a majority of the arrests occurred around midnight and far more men were arrested than women. Two of the most serious infractions involved drivers with blood-alcohol levels between three and five times above the legal limit.
To combat the problem, law enforcement across the regions has banded together in an effort to crackdown hard on motorists who participate in the behavior. They are doing so by conducting sobriety checkpoints and saturation patrols throughout the holiday season. The chief inspector of roads, Chris Spinks, says law enforcement in the area will be pulling over vehicles for both faulty equipment and erratic behavior and most, including those involved in a Norfolk Car Accident, will be subjected to a breath test.
The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley recognize the dangers drunken drivers can pose not only to themselves but to everyone else who is on the road with them. That is why they firm asks that we each do our part to keep Virginia’s highways safe by not getting behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.