A Drug and Alcohol Counselor Receives DUI Charge

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A man who helps recovering drug addicts and alcoholics through his own business was arrested for drunk driving.

The man was driving on the wrong side of the road and could not stay in his lane. When he was pulled over, he had an open container in his vehicle.

The man’s company is NOAH (National Organization for Addiction Healing).

A woman that helped start the nonprofit organization spoke of his arrest.

"He's an alcoholic," she said.

She claimed that's why the company never got a chance to work with addicts.

However, their company's website is still up and running, and soliciting business from faith-based organizations.

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

In Washington State, 54% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. In 2009 265 people in Washington State lost their lives in drunken driving crashes. In Washington State there is a sharp increase in the number of drunken driving incidents near major holidays.

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 16,694 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the United States in 2004. This figure represents 39% of all traffic incident deaths. In fact, more than 500,000 Americans are injured annually in drunken driving crashes.

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