A Cleveland driver suspected of driving drunk crashed into an Ohio State Highway Patrol vehicle on July 14thduring the early morning hours. Fox 8 reported that the trooper had been conducting a traffic stop on East 55th Street near White Avenue prior to the incident. The officer had a 2013 Jeep Wrangler pulled off to the side of the road and the trooper had his vehicle in the right lane with its emergency lights activated.
Unfortunately, the driver of a 2013 Chrysler 200 Sedan failed to acknowledge the trooper’s cruiser and struck the car from behind. As a result of the impact, the cruiser then struck the Jeep. The trooper stated that he had been standing at his trunk just before the Chrysler crashed into his vehicle but that he managed to move to the side to avoid being hit. Unfortunately, he had two occupants in the rear seat of his cruiser who did sustain injuries. One of the occupants was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center while the other was transported to University Hospital. Both were said to have suffered from non-life threatening injuries.
The driver of the Chrysler, who was identified as a 28-year-old, was taken to MetroHealth Medical Center as well for the non-life threatening injuries he/she sustained. Aside from the drunk driving accident resulting in several individuals sustaining injuries, both the patrol car and the Chrysler sustained severe damage and had to be towed away from the accident scene.
That driver will likely be charged with DUI among other offenses for causing the wreck that led to damage and injuries.
 
The intoxicated driver responsible for taking the life of a 15-year-old Graham High School student has now been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
In other news, a 27-year-old was sentenced to 10 years in prison after causing a drunk driving accident back in November that took the life of 15-year-old Sara Hess. According to the Springfield News-Sun, Hess has been a passenger in a 2006 Honda Accord being driven by 17-year-old Gabe Wier. The two were traveling on Ohio 235 when their vehicle was rear-ended by Dylan Lambert. After Lambert struck the Accord, the vehicle carrying the teens was forced off the roadway and into a ditch. Prior to coming to its final rest, the vehicle did roll several times.  The crash report later revealed that Lambert’s blood alcohol content level was .232, which is nearly three times Ohio’s legal limit. Sadly, Hess did not survive the crash.
Lambert did plead guilty last month to vehicular homicide and aggravated vehicular assault in Champaign County Common Pleas Court but it wasn’t until recently that he was finally sentenced. Judge Nick Selvaggio sentenced Lambert to five years in prison for each count that is expected to be served consecutively.
The fact is, drunk drivers often neglect to consider the risks associated with driving while intoxicated and fail to take into account how their actions may impact others. And while many DUI offenders are faced with serious consequences for their careless actions, that doesn’t change the fact that they may have taken a life or caused someone to suffer from a debilitating injury.
So, if you know someone who has been injured or killed in a drunk driving accident in Cleveland, OH and are seeking justice for the pain and suffering you or your loved one has had to endure, contact USAttorneys.com. We can get you connected with some of the best Cleveland, OH drunk driving accident attorneys in your city who will ensure justice is served and you and your family are properly compensated for your damages and/or losses.

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