Once DUI offenders have had their driver’s licenses reinstated and are given back their driving privileges, many people hope that they will refrain from drinking and driving in the future. Sadly, some DUI offenders in Tennessee and across the country continue to get behind the wheel while intoxicated, and as a result, put innocent lives in danger.

A Tennessee woman received two facial fractures after becoming the latest victim of a negligent drunk driver. She was shocked that the accident was initiated by a careless drunk driver. Although there were no fatalities involved in the collision, the accident did present a cause for alarm. The woman responsible for initiating the serious car accident was not a first-time offender. In fact, officers reported that the 59-year-old woman had been arrested for drinking and driving 16 times prior to the accident, and had 15 convictions for driving on a suspended driver’s license. All of the offenses occurred within a 30-year period. She was released from jail on bail once again, and some believe that she will commit yet another offense.

When people decide to drive while intoxicated, they run the risk of causing a catastrophic accident, which can cause serious injuries and even death. People who have been injured or have lost a loved one in an accident caused by a drunk driver may want to seek assistance from a Tennessee attorney. In some cases, injured victims may be eligible for compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages from work, property damage and emotional trauma. 

Source: New York Daily News, “Tennessee woman faces 17th DUI charge after being involved in a head-on collision,” Nicole Bitette, Dec. 18, 2015.