Help prevent drunk driving accidents


August 10, 2019

 by Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | 

Car accidents in New Mexico can be devastating in terms of bodily injury and property damage. However, when a crash involves a drunk driver, this is even worse because the driver never should have gotten into the vehicle in the first place. Motorists should be able to identify a potential drunk driver based off certain signs so that they can report the driver to law enforcement to get them off the road.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, drunk driving has serious effects.  Around 30 fatalities every day occur due to drunk driving, and this makes up one-third of all fatal accidents. The use of alcohol can begin to affect driving even before reaching the legal limit. Some effects on driving include visual function decline, divided attention, impaired coordination, difficulty steering, impaired perception, loss of speed control and reduced ability to brake properly and stay in the appropriate lane. 

According to MADD, there are certain signs that indicate someone may be driving under the influence. These include:

  • Swerving
  • Driving much slower than posted speeds
  • Stopping for no apparent reason
  • Drifting or zig-zagging
  • Slow or sudden response at traffic signals
  • Turning illegally or abruptly

If someone suspects a drunk driver, it is best to keep some distance from them but also get the vehicle’s information such as license plate number, color and model. Following cellphone laws, make a call to law enforcement, which may be the non-emergency number or, if that information is not available, 9-1-1 . Explain why you feel the driver may be under the influence and give the vehicle’s description and location. Answer any other questions the officer may have and then allow them to do the rest.

free consultation

Please fill out this form and send it and we will quickly reach back out to you with answers.

"*" indicates required fields

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Call to arrange a no-pressure confidential and FREE consultation with an experienced New Mexico personal injury attorney

Nothing can financially and emotionally prepare us for the injuries and suffering after a severe accident. Feeling overwhelmed, confused, and powerless in such a situation is normal, particularly if you are undergoing treatment.

Our New Mexico truck accident attorneys are aggressive, result-focused advocates for injured victims. Your free consultation is always with an attorney, not a paralegal. We handle truck accident cases throughout the entire state of New Mexico and all pueblos and reservations in New Mexico.

Get a free consultation by phone, at our office, your home, the hospital or other location. We travel the state representing clients, so we can meet you anywhere in New Mexico


Learn more about how our dedication to results can benefit you. Start with a free initial consultation.
California Ontario Albuquerque Alamogordo Belen Bernalillo Carlsbad Cibola County Clovis Deming Farmington Gallup Grants Hobbs Las Cruces Las Vegas Los Lunas Lovington Moriarty Rio Rancho Roswell Sandoval County Santa Fe Silver City Torrance County Valencia
map of united states

Copyright © 2024 Caruso Law Offices, P.C. | All Rights Reserved | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions

Powered by:
epic web results