Too Many to Drink at Holiday Parties Can Result in Drunk Driving and Serious New Mexico Car Accidents
Our last post was about holiday factors which create, enhance, or otherwise increase the changes of a New Mexico car accident. Some of these factors include simply having more people on the roadway, inexperienced drivers commuting, and distracted driving with pets, passengers of overstuff vehicles. But one of the most common causes of New Mexico car accidents during the holiday season are drunk driving. Holiday merriment facilities drinking in celebration for the festivities. This could be drinking to celebrate, or drinking during dinner and dessert, more people attending parties are likely to drink.
However, driving intoxicated—even just a little intoxicated—can result in impaired driving. This can result in a very serious New Mexico car accident resulting in serious personal injuries. Our New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. know how dangerous driving on the roads during the holidays can be due to intoxicated drivers. Serious injuries and even fatal injuries can be caused by a drunk driving car accident. If you or loved one have been injured in a holiday car accident, call us today by dialing (505) 883-5000 for a FREE case evaluation. You will only pay us if we win your case!
New Mexico Law and Drunk Driving
Both under New Mexico common law, or judge made law, and statutory law, drunk driving is illegal and can result in a finding of negligence against a drunk driver. Under NM Stat. 66-8-102, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol under these conditions:
- if you are under 21 years old, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .02 or more;
- if you are driving a commercial vehicle like a tractor trailer, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .04 or more;
- if you are over 21 years old, it is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of .08.
When a New Mexico car accident occurs because a driver is coming from a holiday party intoxicated, a victim’s entire life can be affected. Unfortunately, because it is the holidays, victims of New Mexico car accidents tend to be entire families on their way home from their own festivities. This completely destroy an entire family all because someone had a few too many beers and decided to drive.
Holiday New Mexico Car Accidents Caused by Drunk Drivers
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.