DUI Collisions Archives

Attorney Jeff Robinette Ilustrates Need for Driving Safety on St. Patrick’s Day

St. Patrick's Day, March 17, has unfortunately become a deadly day in the United States. This is due to a dramatic spike in drunk-driving fatalities, a day when 30-40% of vehicle accidents are caused by DUI. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, during the St. Patrick's Day weekend more than a third (40%) of all crash fatalities involve drunk drivers, the most, not surprisingly, between midnight and 5 [...]

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Medical Marijuana and Driving in West Virginia

With West Virginia's recent passage of the Medical Cannabis Act, Senate Bill 386, which was signed into law by Governor Justice on April 19, 2017, many patients will have access to the relief they have been seeking, but new issues regarding driving safety and impairment testing have arisen. While alcohol is the predominant substance in fatal crashes, marijuana is the second most frequently found substance in crash-involved drivers, according to [...]

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Police Cruiser Hit by Drunk Driver in Morgantown

Early Monday morning, a Morgantown Police Officer was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital after a vehicle ran into his cruiser while he was stopped at a red light in Morgantown, WV at the corner of Patteson Drive and University Avenue. The accident happened around 3:15 a.m. when the driver of the second vehicle was speeding and tried to turn onto University Avenue and crashed head-on into the Morgantown Police cruiser. [...]

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Fatal Balloon Crash: Pilot Had a History of DUI

Shortly after moving to Morgantown, WV, I had the opportunity to attend one of the first Mountaineer Balloon Festivals at Hart Field. Do you remember the glory days of the festival when at least 50 balloons would launch and sail over Westover and Sabraton? Every year since, I have dreamed of going up in one myself. What I didn't know until recently is that the FAA oversight for balloon pilots [...]

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Two Firefighters Injured by Drunk Driver in Morgantown

Morgantown Woman Charged with DUI: A Morgantown woman is facing the criminal charge of DUI Causing Injury after hitting a Morgantown fireman with her vehicle while driving under the influence Wednesday night. According to a Morgantown Police Department press release, the thirty-year-old woman was taken to the North Central Regional Jail where she is awaiting arraignment. Two Morgantown firefighters, heroes to their families and the Morgantown community, were taken to [...]

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How Much Can a DUI in WV Cost You?

This is Not How You Want to End Your Year: Did you know that an average of two people per night are arrested in Monongalia County for driving motorized vehicles under the influence of alcohol or drugs? According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), these are the stats in West Virginia last year for DUI arrests: WV Drunk driving fatalities (.08 BAC or higher): 71 Alcohol-related crash injuries in WV (.01 BAC [...]

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Keep it Fun by Keeping it Safe

Did You Know that July 4th is Deadliest Day for Drivers? The 4th of July almost always tops the list for car crashes. In addition to becoming one of our biggest days of national celebration, this day also has become one of the deadliest days of the year for motorists in the Morgantown area, and nearly half of these accidents related to alcohol in Mon County. When you are driving on the [...]

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DUI Collision on U.S. Highway 50 in Preston County Sends Two to Hospital

Two Vehicle Crash in Preston County on U.S. 50 Caused by DUI Did you know that on average, every night two people in Monongalia County are picked up for DUI? Most of the time, these arrests are made following a collision caused by the impaired driver.  Preston County is less populated, but a high percentage of accidents, especially fatal collisions, are caused by alcohol and impaired driving in this county [...]

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