Dangers of Golf Carts on Freeway

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A 20-year-old Dana Point was put under arrest following an incident on the 210 freeway following the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. Now, he faces a DUI charge related to allegedly driving a golf cart out on the freeway. Our accident lawyer will go over the case below.

Numerous 911 Calls Received

A California Highway Patrol sergeant related that numerous 911 calls came in regarding a man driving a golf cart along the shoulder of the 210 freeway. Officers with the CHP caught up with the driver after he exited the freeway.

DUI Arrest Leads to Bail Set at $5,000

At the time, officers determined that he was showing signs of possible intoxication. Therefore, he was put under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. According to inmate data maintained by the L.A. Sheriff’s Department. He was kept in jail overnight in lieu of posting the required $5,000 bail.

Possible Rose Bowl Golf Cart

The spokesperson for the CHP stated that the golf cart bore Rose Bowl markings. However, the preliminary investigation had not yet established whether the man will face further charges for stealing the golf cart.

Although the freeway incident did not result in personal injuries, it does allegedly underscore the lapses in judgement that are possible when a person gets behind the wheel while intoxicated.

Furthermore, driving under the influence is a negligent act under the civil laws of the state of California. When a DUI motorist does hurt someone, civil litigation may follow. Such a lawsuit will often seek compensation for unpaid medical expenses, pain, suffering and possible lost wages.

Contact an Accident Lawyer Today!

If you or a family member are suffering from injuries, contact a Dana Point injury lawyer. Suffering from injuries due to an accident can be stressful. However, dealing with insurance companies shouldn’t be. That is why we are here to help you. We want to make sure that you can focus all of your energy on healing from your injuries. Insurance adjusters will try to bully you into accepting a settlement that is far less than what you deserve. We will never allow that to happen.

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