Drunk Driver Sentenced After Causing Second Serious Accident

by | August 13th, 2012

Aug. 13, 2012

Drunk driving is responsible for killing thousands each year in the United States, yet many individuals continue to drive drunk after being caught. Statistics from the non-profit organization, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, show that those convicted of drunk driving report driving under the influence an average 80 times before being caught. They also found that roughly one-third of those individuals who are arrested for drunk driving are repeat offenders.

In recent news, a 44-year-old Salamanca, New York, man was sentenced to up to seven years in prison for causing a Buffalo Auto Accident while driving drunk that injured three others last October. Court documents show he then fled the scene, but later turned himself into police.

According to the Buffalo News, the man was convicted of murder in 1996 for causing a similar accident that killed another driver.

The drunk driver’s first crash occurred in 1994 along the Southern Tier Expressway after colliding with another vehicle following a high-speed police chase. The driver and a passenger of the vehicle that was hit were killed and two others were injured. The drunk driver was sentenced to 25 years in prison; however, upon appeal, he was released several years later.

The Buffalo Auto Accident Lawyers with William Mattar Law Offices suggest contacting an attorney if you have been injured in a car accident caused by a driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol.