DUI Accidents and Events in North Dakota
Drug driving is increasing at a rapid rate in North Dakota. Accidents have risen by 1.3% as compared to accidents that happened the previous year. 35 095 people were killed in 2015 out of this 10 265 was due to drunk driving. The level of alcohol content is measured in the body through BAC units. The recommended level of blood content in the body is 0.008. Accidents is causing more harm to many families.
• Woman arrested for killing another woman through accident
Kelly Anna Conkin was arrested on 20th April this year. She was sentenced to 12 to 15 years in prison for under drug influence and driving. The accident happened on South Tyron and ran over a 79-year-old woman. This incident happened last summer. It was not the first time for Conkin to be involved in this kind of scenario. In the three and half years ago, Conkin and other three colleagues face conviction because of drunk driving. Many people wondered why Conkin still have the license when she killed a 79-year-old woman, Cecelia Buitrago de Gonzalez. She was a mother of eight and had her own clothing design business in Bogota, Columbia.
An investigation was carried out by an observer. The observer deduces some factors why her licenses were retained. The first incident is that she plea down to lesser charges to avoid DUI conviction. If she had been convicted to substantial penalties, the subsequent arrest could have kept away her from legal driving. Also, another incidence appears that those who arrested hear were not aware that she was sentenced to another same offense. This allows the hearing to escape heavy conviction in jail. This incident was updated in DUIwise. The blood concentration of Conkin the time she was arrested was above 0.08. Her lawyer Charlottes Lawyer Bill Powers says to the court that his client deeply regrets her action and how this conviction has affected her family.
• Video release showing a driver under drugs hitting a guard rail
The horrifying moment of a driver who was allegedly on drugs influence was captured flipping his car into the air and land into a ditch on a 55mph. The incident took place Highway 601 in North Dakota on North Cabarrus County and was updated in DUIwise.com. The shocking video that had kept many people wondering started by showing silver sedan serving in the other side of the lane when the traffic was slightly ahead of the car. The car then drifts further into the left side of the lane and ended up driving on the wrong front lawn as vehicles on the other side heading in the opposite direction narrowly escaped the head collision.
The driver was seen in the video continuously driving on the wrong side for the next hundred yards before hitting a guard rail and swerving back out of the road. Another car that was on the other side of the road was forced to slam on the brakes to avoid the potentially dangerous crash. Jeremy Prevette who filmed the video when he was driving behind the car says that he too narrowly miss some traffic. About a minute later, that same driver was captured drifting on the road again and this time hitting another guard rail.
The car then went off on the road for the fourth time and this time drove straight into a grassy area. The vehicle later hit a bump in the road and fly into thin air, flipping over some trees and land in the opposite direction with wheel facing up. Jeremy Prevette was heard shouting in the video, and finally alleged drug driver came to a stop. Many people shared that video on social sites.
• Drunk driver causes accident after running red light
Police reported that drunken driver caused a multi car lineup that occurred in North Dakota, Johnstone County over the weekend. The driver did not stop at the red light because of his reckless and selfish actions. It causes the dangerous situation for both the passengers and motorists. A total of six people was taken to the hospital, but at least none of them is in a life threatening situation. One driver out of the six people that were taken to hospital suffered from broken collar bone while the others the police described it as minor injuries.
Police who arrested the driver narrates that he was driving east on US route 70 on Princeton on Saturday morning 17th. The driver hit another vehicle that was driving in the opposite direction before colliding with other two cars. The police did not release the alcohol content of the driver during the time of the crash. The driver in question is now facing several charges such as running a red light, driving while intoxicated and also driving with a revoked license.
• Teen dead after car crash
A recent accident occurred in Holly Ridge North Dakota. Jacob Bietz, the driver who causes an accident was intoxicated on Highway 17 when he crashed back an SUV and sedan at an approximately 80mph. The wreck unfortunately left dead a 19-year-old Jacinta Fischer. Other two children were rushed to the hospital and treated for serious injuries. Both the passenger and driver at SUV were not injured.
Jacinta Fischer had recently graduated from a high school previous year, he had enrolled in post-secondary school and wanted to see a doctor during the time of the accident. Prosecutors have filed 18 charges against Jacob Bietz among them is DWI charges, reckless and careless driving, voluntary manslaughter and felony death by motor vehicle. Immediately the police rushed to the place of the accident, Jacob wanted to escape, forcing the police to force him Jacob Bietz is currently in prison on a bond of $635 000.
North Dakota Department of Transportation reported that all the accidents that take place, a third is because of drunk driving. To reduce the situation, they have reduced blood alcohol content to 0.05. Police say that many drivers are impaired when the blood alcohol content reaches 0.07.