January 30, 2012
If anyone should know the dangers of drunk driving, it’s a police officer. Yet sometimes they are still the ones on the wrong side of the law when it comes to drunk driving. According to reports by WMCTV-5 News, a Memphis police officer has been arrested in connection to an early morning drunk driving accident.
Officers with the Memphis Police Department responded to a call of a single vehicle crash at around 3:15 Monday morning at the intersection of American Way and Perkins.
It was there that they found the drunk police officer. He had driven his vehicle off the road and down an embankment, where he then hit a concrete barrier. Luckily, the driver only suffered minor injuries.
The officer has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of an internal investigation.
Thousands of people are injured and killed by drunk driving every year in our country. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that an estimated 10,389 people lost their lives in 2009 to alcohol related crashes, accounting for roughly one-third of all traffic related deaths in the United States that year.
It is because of the dangers that drunk driving can present to all motorists that the Memphis DUI Victim Lawyers with John Michael Bailey Injury Lawyers ask that you not get behind the wheel after drinking. It is much safer for everyone to call a cab or a friend to get you home safely.