Woman injured in Blaine DUI collision, assaults WSP trooper

Story Highlights:
One injured in Blaine accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by DUI



Date: June 12, 2011, 06/12/2011
Location: Blaine, Whatcom County, Washington
Type: Car accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

One person was injured in a DUI collision near Blaine on Sunday.


Around 6:15 p.m. 56-year-old Susan Cavers was driving on East Shoreview Road near Birch Bay Village when her Dodge Dakota pickup truck veered off the road and into a ditch.

When a state trooper arrived on the scene, Cavers, who appeared to be intoxicated, allegedly
hit the officer in the face when he tried to move her from the truck. The trooper restrained Cavers and called for backup.

Cavers sustained an injury to her hip and was taken to St. Joseph hospital for treatment. Upon her release, officers plan to arrest Cavers on the suspicion of driving under the influence. Troopers also found evidence of drugs, suspected to be mushrooms,
in her truck.

The investigation is ongoing.

Blaine Fatal Accident Statistics
Fatal accident count: 2
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
Fatalities: 2
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 4
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2

Driving under the influence (RCW 46.61.502)
A person is guilty of driving while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any drug if the person drives a vehicle within this state:
(a) And the person has, within two hours after driving, an alcohol concentration of 0.08 or higher as shown by analysis of the person's breath or blood made under RCW 46.61.506; or
(b) While the person is under the influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor or any drug;
(c) While the person is under the combined influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor and any drug.

Washington State Drunk Driving Accident Statistics
In 2008, 255 people in Washington State lost their lives in fatal alcohol related motor vehicle collisions.  One hundred eighty-two (182) of those accidents involved a drunk driver whose blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.08 or higher.  In Washington State, 34% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. 
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.

Seattle Drunk Driving Victim Attorneys
We Only Represent Victims of Drunk Drivers. Not DUI Offenders. 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.The drunk driving victim lawyers at Davis Law Group have experience dealing with collisions that were caused by someone who was under the influence of alcohol. If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed due to drunk driving crash Seattle attorney Christopher Davis has a team of dedicated and experienced lawyers th at will fight for the highest possible compensation for you.

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