November 5, 2013 Middletown drunk driver arrested

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

Category: DUI Drunk Driving Accidents

Peter K. O'Keefe

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 found to have cocaine in his possession as well. To drive defensively, be aware of indicators of drunk driving: Straddling the center lane or lane marker Almost striking objects or vehicles Making very wide turns Weaving from one side of the road to the other Driving on the wrong side of the road or on the shoulder Driving at very slow speeds Following another car too closely Narrowly missing another car or object by passing too closely Braking erratically Driving without headlights Signaling inconsistently with what they are doing Stopping inappropriately in places such as at green lights and crosswalks with no pedestrians Running stop signs or red lights If you suspect that the driver is drunk or impaired: stay away, expect the unexpected, pull over and call 911. If you or a loved one has been a victim of a drunk driver, you need to know that the civil court system allows victims to recover financial compensation for the injuries and other damages the drunk driver caused. Our attorneys can pursue a drunk driving accident claim and obtain financial compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and property damage. If the drunk driver who caused the crash was legally intoxicated, we can pursue punitive damages for the injury victim. Punitive or exemplary damages can significantly increase the amount of compensation a drunk driving accident victim receives. Additionally, Connecticut awards double or triple compensatory damages in certain circumstances. These types of damages are designed to financially punish and make an example of the drunk driver who caused the collision. If you are the victim of a drunk driver or if a member of your family was killed in a drunk driving accident, please contact an attorney at Jackson O’Keefe now through the contact form above or anytime at (860) 873-2994. Our lawyers will vigorously pursue compensation for your injuries. Our law firm is dedicated to helping clients recover the maximum amount of financial compensation. We work to protect your rights and pursue your best interests. We relieve you of the burden of dealing with the insurance companies so that you can focus on healing from your injuries. Experienced DUI and DWI Car Accident Lawyers The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O'Keefe have the years of experience and knowledge necessary to provide you with the skilled representation you need when dealing with insurance companies following any type of motor vehicle accident. Car crashes and those involving motorcycles or commercial trucks all have specific laws and issues unique to them. Quick assessment of those issues, determining the cause of the crash and assessing the severity of your injury and your medical needs are the services you can expect when you retain our Wethersfield Connecticut car accident attorneys. The Connecticut car accident lawyers at Jackson O'Keefe are adept at assessing the physical principles of the accident, the medical evidence used to evaluate injuries, and the economic and accounting principles required to evaluate losses. We provide the strongest possible representation to maximize your recovery. We will investigate the car accident scene, research the accident and your car, along with any other evidence that came into play at the time of your accident. We will stand up for you against any wrongdoer, trucking company or anyone else who has caused you harm. It is our responsibility to make sure your rights are upheld and defended. Because of our experience in taking cases to trial, we can often obtain favorable settlements even without a trial. With over 50 years of representing Connecticut car accident litigants, the law firm of Jackson O'Keefe understands how the unique circumstances of your collision require careful and compassionate representation. We are also familiar with the very recent legal changes regarding distracted driving in this emerging, troubling area of injuries and death on the roads. The lawyers at Jackson O'Keefe are committed to providing professional representation as effectively and efficiently as possible. The firm manages cases carefully to minimize expense and protect the interests of its clients. The firm has represented individuals and businesses throughout the area for over 50 years and is AV-Rated under Martindale-Hubbell's Peer Review Rating Process®. This is the highest peer-review rating available. Several of our attorneys have also been recognized as Connecticut SuperLawyers and New England SuperLawyers by ThomsonReuters, and as published in Connecticut Magazine. All of the attorneys at Jackson O'Keefe take pride in "fighting for the little guy." We take cases we believe in for people we care about. Each case that we select is handled with extreme care and given the amount of time it needs and deserves. We're genuinely interested in the welfare of our clients. We always try to do more than merely obtain a successful result in a particular case. We're certainly proud of the results we get, and the speed with which we get them. However, we're just as proud of the fact that we return all phone calls immediately and solve every problem we can, whether it is directly related to the case or not. We've maintained friendships with many of our clients long after we've won or settled their cases. Our relationships with them are just as rewarding as our professional accomplishments on their behalf. If you are the victim of a drunk driver or if a member of your family was killed in a drunk driving accident, please contact an attorney at Jackson O’Keefe now through the contact form above or anytime at (860) 873-2994. Our lawyers will vigorously pursue compensation for your injuries.

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