Fatigued Drivers Prosecuted in Arkansas
Everybody knows the impact drunk driving can have on Arkansas families and communities. According to a recent study, alcohol consumption was a factor in more than 30% of all fatal car accidents. That’s thousands of deaths every single year. However, alcohol isn’t the only dangerous impairment for drivers. Fatigued driving-related crashes and deaths are on the rise, and if you get behind the wheel fatigued in Arkansas and cause an accident, you could be prosecuted for it.
Arkansas Senate Bill SB 874, proposed by Senator Jason Rapert, was put into law in 2013. It states that any driver in Arkansas who causes an accident and hasn’t slept in the last 24 hours will be prosecuted as impaired. At Rainwater, Holt & Sexton, we don’t venture into politics often, but we have witnessed the devastation impaired driving can cause. In this day and age, there are too many transportation alternatives available to justify ever getting behind the wheel impaired, and that’s why we hold those who do accountable for the injuries they cause others.
If you or someone you love has been injured by an impaired driver, give our Arkansas car accident attorneys a call immediately for a free consultation. We’ll fully investigate the at-fault driver to determine the cause of the accident and fight to get you maximum compensation for your injuries. The safety of our community is important to us, and we’re ready to protect it at all costs.