When Loxley, Alabama police responded to a car accident, they discovered both the driver and passenger were drunk. The driver was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and the passenger was charged with public intoxication. The topless passenger was so intoxicated that she couldn’t even find her clothes. Fortunately, it does not appear that anyone was injured as a result of this accident. As Alabama dram shop attorneys, we often see the tragic results that can occur when people make the decision to drive under the influence of alcohol.
According to the Alabama Department of Public Safety, in 2007 there were 5,883 drivers in Alabama who were influenced by alcohol or drugs who were involved in car wrecks. The 20 to 24 year old age group had the largest number of drivers with 1,132 drivers who were influenced by alcohol or drugs who were involved in crashes.