A Woman Was Injured In Car Accident After A Driver Crashed Into Her Home On The 1500 block of East Cecil Avenue
VISALIA, CALIFORNIA (February 26, 2019) – A woman was injured after a drunk driver crashed through her home and pinned her against the wall of her room.
Visalia police are saying that the accident took place on Sunday around 3:00 p.m. A person driving a Chevy SUV hit the home and drove 10 feet into the bedroom.
Authorities came across the woman who was trapped in the room and also had to put out a fire caused by the crash. The 54-year-old driver responsible for the crash was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of DUI.
Liability In DUI Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol. According to the California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Drivers that choose to drink and drive may face civil as well as criminal liability.
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