DUI suspected after Mattawa man crashes into tree

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



Date: March 6, 2011, 03/06/2011
Location: Mattawa, Grant County, Washington
Type: Car accident, DUI
Outcome: One injured

While driving north on State Route 243 near Mattawa on Sunday night, Orlando Mendoza-Aparicio lost control of his 1998 Mustang, drove off the road, and struck a tree.

Drugs or alcohol were the cause of the crash, WSP reported.

Mendoza-Aparicio was taken to Kadlec Medical Center with a fractured leg.

National Drunk Driving Statistics
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.

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. 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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