Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving – One Mistake – Two Tragedies

Like the ripples caused by a pebble tossed in a pond, one mistake can continue to cause ripples long after the event. Just days before he started his junior year this fall at Wheat Ridge High School, Jimmy Stewart made the mistake of taking his dad’s car keys, getting drunk and driving when he crossed…

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Good News-Bad News: Drunk Driving Deaths Down-Motorcycle DUI Deaths Up

Statistics are an interesting phenomenon—they’re just a bunch of numbers on a sheet of paper. But, sometimes statistics are more than that. They’re someone’s mother, father, sister, brother, other family member, best friend, lover or neighbor. So, when you consider this report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), think of these statistics as…

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Annual Bachus & Schanker Walk Like MADD Family Day

On Saturday, August 2nd hundreds assembled at Sloan’s Lake Park in Denver, Colorado to participate in Mother’s Against Drunk Driving‘s 3rd Annual Walk Like MADD fund raising event. In spite of the record breaking, triple digit temperatures, spirits were high and the pace was brisk as attorneys and staff of Bachus & Schanker, along with…

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Drunk Driver Hits Close to Home

Working at Bachus & Schanker, I typically find myself on the victim’s side of drunk driving collisions. As we represent plaintiffs in auto collisions (and other personal injury cases), I am well-versed in what happens to drunk defendants, how to set up claims with the various insurance companies, and how to help our clients make…

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The Drunk Driver Next Door

It was 9pm on a Thursday night – last night to be exact. I watched the end of something on TV I can’t remember and took Clifford out for his nightly walk. It was a nice night, but it had been raining earlier in the day. The roads were still a bit wet, and really…

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Drunk Drivers Face Tougher Penalties in Colorado

Good news for the safety of motorists as Governor Bill Ritter of Colorado signed two DUI bills into law last week. In 2006, an estimated 17,602 people died in alcohol-related traffic crashes–an average of one every 30 minutes. These deaths constitute 41 percent of the 42,642 total traffic fatalities. Of these, an estimated 13,470 involved…

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