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Orange County Car Accident Involves Suspected Drunk Driver

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Errol Barriere, 59, was injured in an Orange County car accident, which police report, may have involved a drunk driver. The Orange County Register reports the serious injury DUI collision took place early morning on February 22, 2011 on the westbound 91 Freeway near Knott Avenue in Buena Park. Barriere was driving a Nissan Altima when a 2003 Porsche driven by Yechiel Farzan, 30, crashed into it. Barriere sustained moderate injuries in the accident. Farzan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

My thoughts and prayers are with Errol Barriere following this DUI collision. I wish him a complete and speedy recovery from his injuries.

DUI Statistics

According to California Highway Patrol’s 2008 Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS), one person was killed and 45 were injured in Buena Park DUI collisions. During that same year, there were 62 fatalities and 1,492 injuries reported involving alcohol-related crashes in Orange County.

California Drunk Driving Laws

Based on this news report, the driver of the Porsche was under the influence, which is a violation of California law. According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a): “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.” It is also illegal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 percent or higher.

Liability Issues

In such cases where negligence or wrongdoing is apparent, injured victims can seek compensation for medical expenses, loss of wages, cost of hospitalization, rehabilitation and other related damages. Car accident victims would be well-advised to contact a reputed Orange County personal injury lawyer, who has the experience and successful track record of financially pursuing drunk drivers on behalf of injured victims. The best personal injury lawyers will always offer a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation to injured victims and their families. For more information about the dangers of drunk driving, please visit the Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) web site at www.madd.org.

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