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The following summaries are intended to provide quick summaries of some aspects of recent CT legal developments on accident and insurance issues.  Most of these matters were not handled by Jackson O'Keefe, LLP.  The summaries are provided as a news summary only.  The summaries are not comprehensive, and readers are referred to the primary sources for full details.  These summaries are not legal advice.  You should consult with an attorney with regard to your situation.

Category: DUI Drunk Driving Accidents

Connecticut DWI DUI drunk driving accident lawyer statistics

2011-08-26 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

Connecticut DWI DUI drunk driving accident lawyer statistics

CT Drunk Driving Law Update: Sober Driver Arrested for DUI Alleged Handcuff Injury

2012-08-14 | Jay W. Jackson
jwjackson@jacksonokeefe.com

CT Drunk Driving Law Update: Sober Driver Arrested for DUI Alleged Handcuff Injury CASE:  Svitek v. Martin COURT:  New Haven J.D., at New Haven DOC. NO.:  CV10-6010196S DATE:  May 25, 2012 A police officer possesses the discretion to tightly handcuff a driver wh ...

CT Appellate Court addresses drunk driving jury accident statutory interest

2012-08-16 | Jay W. Jackson
jwjackson@jacksonokeefe.com

CT Appellate Court addresses drunk driving jury accident statutory interest In its decision released July 17, 2012, in part the Appellate Court stated: PETERS, J. To encourage the settlement of civil cases, General Statutes § 52-192a   imposes sanctions on litigants who reject reasonable sett ...

CT DUI Law: The Connecticut Appellate Court upholds of evidence regarding defendant's ability to perform field sobriety tests in view of prior knee injury for Farmington police officer

2013-01-24 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

CT DUI Law: The Connecticut Appellate Court upholds of evidence regarding defendant’s ability to perform field sobriety tests in view of prior knee injury for Farmington police officer;  Appellate Court holds exclusion did not violate defendant’s constitutional right to present defense   ...

CT DUI Law: Appellate Court upholds exclusion of evidence of defendant's physical inability to perform field sobriety tests for Farmington police officer

2013-01-24 | Matthew J. O'Keefe
mjokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The Appellate Court’s opinion states in part: “After receiving a report of the incident from the Burlington police department, Officer Stanley Murak of the Farmington police department stopped the defendant’s car after observing the vehicle swerving. Murak noticed that the defendant smelled ...

Drunk Driving Accident Law Firm -- Personal Injury Lawyers

2013-07-16 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

Drunk Driving Accident VictimsDriving while intoxicated (DWI), or driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs and alcohol is clearly negligence. A driver who becomes intoxicated and chooses to drive puts every other driver on the road at risk of injury or death. Compensatio ...

Darien High School football coach caught for DUI in Norwalk on October 31, 2013

2013-11-01 | Kathryn M. Cunningham
kmcunningham@jacksonokeefe.com

He was noticed initially speeding. He was then observed to be driving with 3 tires and one bare rim. After arresting him he was found to have had a bag holding two syringes, a grinder and marijuana residue. Thankfully there was no accident and no injuries are noted. Jackson O'Keefe has the knowledge and experience t ...

November 3, 2013 Meriden fatal car accident kills two children

2013-11-04 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The car accident occurred at about 2 am on November 3, 2013 near Broad Street and Gale Avenue. An SUV driver allegedly crashed into the rear of a car, killing the two children and injuring the other three car occupants. Speed and alcohol are being investigated as a cause of the crash. The SUV operator allegedly fled ...

November 5, 2013 Middletown drunk driver arrested

2013-11-07 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

The suspect was arrested at 970 Newfield Street in Middletown on November 5. He was observed by police to be driving erratically, crossing the center line and swerving. He was arrested after a struggle. Thankfully there was no accident and the police were able to stop this driver before a disaster occurred. He was f ...

Man charged in November 3, 2013 Meriden fatal car accident that killed two children

2013-11-19 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Update: Police said Israel Gonzalez, 29, was drunk and blood alcohol tests revealed that he was more than three times over the legal limit. He has been charged with manslaughter, assault with a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle under the influence in connection with the November 3 crash that killed 5-yea ...

Man charged in November 3, 2013 Meriden fatal car accident that killed two children

2013-11-19 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Update: Police said Israel Gonzalez, 29, was drunk and blood alcohol tests revealed that he was more than three times over the legal limit. He has been charged with manslaughter, assault with a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle under the influence in connection with the November 3 crash that killed 5-yea ...

Man charged in November 3, 2013 Meriden fatal car accident that killed two children

2013-11-19 | Peter K. O'Keefe
pkokeefe@jacksonokeefe.com

Update: Police said Israel Gonzalez, 29, was drunk and blood alcohol tests revealed that he was more than three times over the legal limit. He has been charged with manslaughter, assault with a motor vehicle and operating a vehicle under the influence in connection with the November 3 crash that killed 5-yea ...

December 18, 2013 Waterford, CT one vehicle crash

2013-12-19 | Joseph M. Busher
jmbusher@jacksonokeefe.com

The crash occurred on December 18, 2013 at about 10:40 pm on Vauxhall Street Extension in Waterford. A car struck several mailboxes. Upon arrival by the police, the driver had fled the scene. He was later captured and now faces charges for having weapons in his vehicle, interfering with the police, possession of a c ...

August 24, 2013 Bristol, CT fatal car accident

2013-12-19 | Philip R. Dunn
prdunn@jacksonokeefe.com

On December 19, 2013 it was reported that police are now charging the operator who allegedly caused a fatal car crash on August 24, 2013 with drunk driving and distracted driving. The crash occurred on August 24, 2013 on Stevens Street in the area of Cherry Hill Drive just before 8:30 a.m. It is alleged that the def ...


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