Contact a Treatment Expert: Get help today Call Now Get a Call. Getting behind the wheel of a vehicle — car, truck, motorcycle or any other motorized vehicle — after consuming alcohol is a serious crime.
These deaths have fallen by a third in the last three decades; however, drunk-driving crashes claim more than 10, lives per year. Alcohol is a substance that reduces the function of the brain, impairing thinking, reasoning and muscle coordination. All these abilities are essential to operating a vehicle safely.
Throughout Canada, the rate of impaired driving collisions has declined over the last two decades. However, the rate of drivers accused of impaired driving offences is highest among young adults. These fatalities are truly tragic because they were truly preventable.
Teen DUI statistics should scare us all. Impaired driving is a major factor that increases the risk of a serious crash. Impaired driving includes driving under the influence of alcohol or drug use and when drowsy. Impaired driving affects judgment, reaction times, and awareness, which makes it especially dangerous for teen drivers whose inexperience already places them at four times the crash rate as adults.
Two teenagers were killed and two others were injured in a violent car accident following an underage drinking party, Montgomery County police said. All of the occupants of the vehicle had either just graduated from or currently attend Wootton High School in Rockville. Police said the teenager behind the wheel was year-old Samuel Ellis, who survived the crash, but suffered life-threatening injuries.
A Salem man is facing manslaughter charges after allegedly causing a crash that killed three Salem and Keizer teens Sunday night near Salem Parkway and Cherry Avenue Northeast. Juan Carlos Rodriguez Palacios, 25, is accused of running a red light in a Jeep Wrangler and colliding just before midnight with a Toyota Camry driven by one of the teens at Cherry Avenue Northeast, the Salem Police Department said in a news release. Salem police spokesman Lt.
Police arrested a teenager suspected in a fatal drunk driving crash in Anaheim that left an expectant father dead, authorities said. Jorge Esteban Lunas Martinez, 18, was speeding down a residential street around a. The year-old man was pulling into his driveway to meet his pregnant wife and young child when the collision occurred, police said.
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CNS - A teen accused of crashing a car carrying four of his Torrey Pines High School classmates, killing one of them as they left a party, will be held at Juvenile Hall until at least Oct. The year-old driver -- who was not hurt in Sunday's crash -- is charged with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated and two counts of DUI causing great bodily injury. Defense attorney Robert Bourne argued unsuccessfully that the boy should be released to his parents, because he is an "exceptional student" and has no history of problems with school administrators.
Alcohol isn't just illegal for teenagers to consume—it can be deadly if they drink and drive. In fact, drunk driving is one of the most frequent causes of death among teens. Alcohol impairs most of the skills that young drivers need the most, such as their reaction time, their vision, and their judgment. What can a parent do?