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Drunk Driver Arrested After Striking Three Elderly Pedestrians

Drunk and distracted drivers are amongst the most dangerous drivers on the road today. Their driving is erratic and their actions are unpredictable, and the damage they are capable of causing can be truly devastating. Such was the case when 21-year-old Andrea Gutierrez of Clarkston, Michigan, was driving east along Brookside Lane in Washington Township, around 7-o'clock in the morning, when she hit three elderly pedestrians.

According to police reports Ms. Gutierrez claimed the bright morning sunlight had made it hard for her to see the road in front of her. She told police that when she hit the three pedestrians, a 61-year-old man, his 59-year-old wife, and another 77-year-old man, she actually believed she had hit a several trash cans. It was only when she stopped her vehicle to find out what she had hit, that she found she had hit three people. All three pedestrians sustained serious injuries and were transported to local hospitals for treatment. Officers made the determination that Gutierrez had been driving drunk, so placed her under arrest and had her vehicle impounded. When she was given a breathalyzer test before booking, her blood alcohol concentration (BAC) registered .12 percent , a full .04 above the legal limit. She has since been charged with a second offense: operating while intoxicated (OUI) and two counts of OUI causing serious injury.

If you or a loved one has become the victim of a drunk driving accident in the Detroit area, you need to retain legal counsel as soon as possible. A Detroit car accident lawyer from my firm will be able to assess your situation, evaluate your case, and advise you on how to proceed with legal action. I have been practicing law for more than two decades and I am committed to helping the victims of car accidents and their families recover fair and full compensation for all damages, both economic and non-economic. I am committed to protecting my clients' rights and in pursuing justice, and I am not afraid to take your case to trial if that's what is needed to see that justice is served. Through my hard work and dedication I have been able to recover millions of dollars on behalf of my clients and I look forward to helping you seek the maximum compensation for your case. If you are searching for a Detroit accident lawyer who will aggressively fight for your rights, contact my firm right away.