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Drunk drivers: Man convicted for death in 2018 incident

College students in Missouri and elsewhere around the country typically enjoy gathering at local restaurants to unwind and socialize. For a period of time, they can put away the stress of classes, studying for tests and perhaps juggling jobs and relationships. Most students or other patrons would likely never believe that drunk drivers could be responsible for turning their time together in an eating establishment into disaster. However, one such driver was recently convicted of a DWI-related death that occurred in a Maryville eatery last year.

Missouri county suspected of being lenient with drunk drivers

According to statistics, approximately 10,000 individuals are killed each year throughout the country by motorists who drive while intoxicated. These drivers are subsequently charged with various crimes, including DUI as well as involuntary manslaughter. If convicted and sentenced, many of the drivers must serve time behind bars. However, recent investigation has shown that one Missouri county is more lenient toward drunk drivers than others in the state.

Coalition hopes to keep drunk drivers off road during Super Bowl

Whether it is the March Madness Final Four, the World Series or the Stanley Cup finals, there are certain events that make spectators of even the most casual sports fans. Certainly, the Super Bowl is one of those events for many Missouri residents and others around the world. While watching the game is the first priority of most of the audience, others view the event as a big party and an opportunity to drink. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety has recently announced a campaign to keep as many drunk drivers off the road on Super Bowl Sunday as possible.

Bars and Restaurants Can be Liable for Drunk Drivers

bars image.jpgWhile most people would assume only a drunk driver is responsible for causing injuries in an auto accident, the Missouri and Illinois Dram Shop Acts also allow for direct actions against those who sold the alcohol under certain circumstances.

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