Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Crash After Ignoring Stop Sign

January 30, 2015
Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Crash After Ignoring Stop Sign

Police arrested a Mounds, Oklahoma resident early Sunday morning due to his involvement in a fatal car accident in Glenpool. Tulsa Police announced that they responded to an accident at around 12:40 am on Sunday, January 25th at the intersection of U.S Route 75 and 181st St. One driver was arrested at the scene and charged with failing to stop at a posted stop sign, vehicular manslaughter and Driving Under the Influence of alcohol.

Police say the intoxicated motorist was driving his GMC Yukon SUV west on 181st Street when he ran a stop sign at U.S 75. The driver then continued into the intersection, where he struck the passenger side of a Dodge Charger traveling north on the highway. Tragically, the passenger in the vehicle was fatally injured at the scene, and the driver suffered as of yet undisclosed injuries. Police reported that the intoxicated driver did not suffer any injuries from the collision, but had slurred speech, bloodshot eyes and failed a sobriety test at the scene of the accident.

Unfortunately, drunk driving remains a major problem in Oklahoma. The Oklahoma Highway Safety Office recently released their 2013 statistics on accidents involving drunk drivers, and while some of the data is encouraging, there is still much work that must be done.

  • Oklahoma Alcohol-Related Auto Accidents:
    • 2012- 4,291
    • 2013- 3,825
  • Oklahoma Alcohol-Related Auto Accident Injuries:
    • 2012- 3,153
    • 2013- 2,696
  • Oklahoma Alcohol-Related Auto Accident Fatalities:
    • 2012- 261
    • 2013- 189

At Graves McLain, PLLC, Tulsa Auto Accident, and Personal Injury law firm, we are passionate about educating the public on driving responsibly. Our law firm has represented too many seriously injured children and adults who were the victims of this selfish and preventable behavior. By raising awareness about the dangers of drunk driving and fighting to secure the maximum compensation for victims that have been injured by drunk drivers, our Tulsa Personal Injury attorneys will do our part to help prevent this dangerous behavior.

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