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Drunk driving suspected in California freeway crash

When a car accident happens during the early morning hours, police in California are sometimes quick to assume that drugs or alcohol played a role. However, many accidents that happen in the early morning hours could occur due to driver fatigue or confusion due to reduced visibility, for instance. In fact, police claim that drunk driving may have played a role in a recent wrong-way accident that sent two people to the hospital.

California pedestrian injured; Driver accused of drunk driving

Driving at night already has additional challenges due to decreased visibility. Because of that, any unexpected obstacles in the roadway may make it difficult to appropriately and adequately react. For example, drivers may fail to notice a pedestrian in travel lanes of a highway in time to maneuver around due to poor lighting. Unfortunately, a man in California is now accused of drunk driving after he allegedly struck a pedestrian.

CHP: Drunk driving a factor in fatal California crash

Car accidents can happen at any time in just about any location. Often, they are the result of a simple mistake, such as miscalculating a turn. Some drivers may be distracted by passengers in the car or an attempt to adjust the radio station or temperature of the vehicle. Regardless, when an accident occurs at a certain time of day, it is easy for police officers to make assumptions about drunk driving.

Drunk driving suspected in fatal California crash

When lives are lost in car accidents, especially young lives, the desire to fully understand the reason for a crash is understandable. Unfortunately, making assumptions early in an investigation may lead to false accusations against those involved. For example, police believe that a recent fatal crash in California was the result of drunk driving after finding an empty beer can in one of the vehicles involved.

Are all field sobriety tests approved for use?

Like most California residents, you have probably heard references to field sobriety tests that drivers might be asked to participate in if an officer suspects they may be driving while impaired. However, do you know that there are many such tests that are not approved for use by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration?

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