Chehalis man charged with DUI

Story Highlights:
One injured in Chehalis car accident
One-car collision caused by DUI



Date: March 5, 2011, 03/05/2011
Location: Chehalis, Lewis County, Washington
Type: Car accident, DUI
Outcome: One injured

While driving eastbound on State Route 6 about 13 miles west of Chehalis early Saturday morning, James M. Greenwood drove his truck off the road and struck a tree.

The 32-year-old man was transported to Providence Centralia Hospital for a minor head injury and was charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Washington State Drunk Driving 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 drunk driving crashes. In Washingon State there is a sharp increase in the number of drunk driving incidents near major holidays.

Washington State Drunk Driving Law
Washington State law provides that the drivers on the road have the duty to not operate a motor vehicle when under the influence of alcohol. See RCW 46.61.502.

Seattle Car Accident Attorneys

If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a car accident, Seattle car accident attorney Chris Davis can help you. The Davis Law Group understands the devastation that can occur as a result of being in a serious auto accident and are committed to helping car accident, trucking accident, and motorcycle accident victims recover the just and fair compensation they are entitled to receive under the law.
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