We know that drunk driving is not a new problem in Kentucky…or anywhere else. However, given the public awareness campaigns and the law enforcement efforts of the last few decades you may be wondering if drunk driving is still a significant problem in Kentucky.
The Answer Is Yes
According to the latest information available:
- In 2013, there were more than 24,000 drunk driving arrests in Kentucky. Final accident data has not yet been released for 2013, so we cannot yet report on the number of accidents, injuries, and fatalities that were caused by drunk drivers.
- In 2012, there were 4,671 alcohol-related collisions in Kentucky. These crashes resulted in 148 deaths, at least 2,376 injuries and significant property damage.
While we don’t yet have statistics for 2014, we know that the problem has not yet been solved. People have been hurt and families have lost loved ones due to drunk drivers this year.
Just One Death Is a Problem
One death is one death too many when it comes to drunk driving. Just one drunk driving death has an effect on many people. Obviously, the victim is no longer able to live his life. His spouse has lost her partner, his children have lost their father, his parents have lost their son, his friends have lost their friend, and his co-workers have lost a part of their team.
If you have suffered the loss of a loved one in a recent Kentucky drunk driving accident, then we encourage you to find out more about your rights. Please subscribe to our free newsletter and browse our free library to learn more.