A Phoenix man who may have realized he had too much to drink on the evening of June 9thattempted to right his wrong by pulling his vehicle over and sleeping it off. Unfortunately, because of his level of intoxication, he failed to properly pull his vehicle over and instead, stopped it in the number three lane on Interstate 17. Although it was during the early morning hours when there isn’t much traffic on the roadways, his vehicle was sitting in the middle of a traffic lane obstructing the flow of traffic.
At one point while the man was passed out in his Jeep, a vehicle came up behind it but was able to swerve out of the way before hitting it. Unfortunately, another vehicle belonging to Desiree Sabby, 20, wasn’t able to move out of the way in time and collided with it. She died at the scene of the crash. Sabby had been driving home from working a light night shift to make some extra money. The driver of the Jeep who was later identified as 25-year-old Aaron Michael Larson was uninjured and smelled of alcohol when police arrived at the accident scene. AZ Family reported that he later told police he had been at a sports bar with a friend and had consumed “three Shock Tops and a Miller Lite.”
Larson was arrested for DUI and second-degree murder. In another article posted by AZ Family, it was noted that Larson also has a criminal past. Apparently, he accidentally shot his friend in November, severing his spinal cord.
It is not clear whether Lawson has retained legal aid or if he was released on bail.
Sometime after the fatal drunk driving accident, the family of Sabby was finally able to speak out, sharing their thoughts and feelings on their recent loss. One of Sabby’s sister-in-law told the source “Not everybody is out there at 3 a.m. partying. She wasn’t driving after coming home from a friend’s house or coming home from a couple drinks, dinner. She was a young girl, 20 years old, driving home from overtime and lost her life.”
Another family member, Danielle Sabby struggled to fight back her tears as she described what life was like not being able to see her sister again. She told the source, “He took my sister’s life away. I’m never going to see my sister again, I’m going to have to relive that day when they came to my house every day for the rest of my life.”
Sabby was living with her cousins before the accident and was working toward going back to school. The family did set up a GoFundMe account to help with the funeral expenses.
 
This accident serves as a prime example of why you should never drink and drive.
 
If you are going out with friends or coworkers and plan on having a few drinks, be sure you have a plan in place so that you don’t drive home drunk.
After going out with friends and having a few alcoholic beverages, the worst thing you can do after is get behind the wheel of your vehicle. Between your impaired judgment and inability to respond quickly, you aren’t fit to operate a vehicle that requires an attentive and alert driver. You also increase the chances of engaging in an accident. As you can see, drunk driving accidents tend to claim the lives of innocent individuals who were simply trying to get home or to their desired destination. And if you were to cause a crash, not only would you have to live with the fact that you were at fault for the serious or fatal accident, but you would also be charged with DUI and possibly other crimes.
 
If you have a loved one who was injured or killed in a drunk driving accident in Phoenix, there are ways you can hold a driver accountable for their reckless behavior, and a drunk driving accident lawyer would be happy to explain all of this to you. To get connected with a DUI accident attorney in Phoenix, AZ now, contact USAttorneys.com today.

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