Woman dies from injuries sustained in drunk driving accident

Last week a woman who was hit by a drunk driver in early March died from her injuries. The woman and her husband were critically injured after a drunk driver crossed a median and slammed into their car in Blaine.

According to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Department, the young female driver also died a few days after the accident. Toxicology tests revealed she had a blood alcohol level of 0.12 at the time of the accident.

The husband, the only survivor of the crash, has been moved to a rehab facility where he is learning how to walk again.

Our deepest sympathies are with the woman’s friends and family.



Man charged for DWI on Zamboni

A 34 year-old man was arrested just south of Twin Cities after he drunkenly operated an ice resurfacer during a pee wee hockey game.

Many of the players filmed the man swerving on the Zamboni on their cellphones. Witnesses called the police after the driver got the machine stuck between the ice and the rink’s outer walkway. When authorities arrived, his blood alcohol level was four times over the legal limit.

Officers say the man smelled of alcohol, was unsteady on his feet, and slurred his speech. He later admitted that he had been drinking before he came to work.

If you or someone you love has been injured by a drunk driver, contact the drunk driving lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444 today.



Drunk driving crack down

This past weekend started off the national crack down on drunk driving as we near Labor Day weekend. Law enforcement all over the country is stepping up its personnel between August 19 – September 5. Minnesota State Patrol has partnered with 400 agencies to prevent intoxicated individuals from getting behind the wheel.

While alcohol-related car deaths were down in 2010 by nearly 21% compared to the last five years, drunk driving deaths account for nearly a third of highway fatalities. Nearly one in seven Minnesota drivers has had a DWI conviction. July 1st was the start of new drunk driving laws in the state, such as requiring a breathalyzer ignition interlock to be installed for at least a year for DWI offenders.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a drunk driving accident, contact the Minnesota drunk driving accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.



4000 Minnesota drunk driving cases on hold

Nearly 4,000 drunk driving cases in Minnesota are on hold as defense attorneys question the reliability of a certain breathalyzer device. The device in question is the Intoxilyzer 5000EN. Defense attorneys request the source code to check for defects that could have affected the reliability of the test.

Right now Minnesota judges and prosecutors are not able to move through the 4,000 cases in nearly 70 counties until a decision is made about the accuracy of the Intoxilyzer 5000EN. However, the state has been planning to phase out the machine for some time for a more updated model.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a drunk driving accident, call the Minnesota auto accident lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates at (612) 334-3444.