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Driving while intoxicated leads to motor vehicle accidents

Unfortunately, driving while under the influence of alcohol continues to be a very real problem in South Carolina. It is common knowledge that getting behind the wheel while intoxicated is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Despite increased public awareness and efforts by police forces across the country to combat this problem, drunk driving continues to be one of the leading causes of motor vehicle accidents in America.

Recently, a man was charged with driving under the influence after a crash in Anderson that injured five people. The crash happened at night on Highway 29. According to reports, the man was traveling south and struck a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway. The vehicle careened off the roadway and struck three pedestrians who were on the shoulder of the road, reports said.

Authorities said the driver and a passenger in the stopped vehicle both suffered injuries and were taken to a local hospital. The three pedestrians were also injured and taken to a hospital. Police said the driver who initiated the crash was placed under arrest. He was charged with open container and driving under the influence, according to police reports.

Recent statistics say that two out of every three people will be involved in an accident with a drunk driver at some point in their lifetime. Those who drive while intoxicated endanger the lives of all those around them, making motor vehicle accidents seem almost inevitable. South Carolina families who have suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one at the hands of an intoxicated driver should consult an experienced attorney for information and assistance relative to filing a claim.

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