Suspected impaired driver in Waterloo facing charge

A male vehicle driver in Waterloo is facing a charge related to intoxicated driving after the city vehicle he was driving was involved in a two-vehicle accident where another person was injured, an August 10 article for The Courier reported.

Reports said a first-offense OWI charge on July 20 was filed against a 55-year-old animal control employee in Waterloo after his blood sample tested positive of tramadol, nortramadol, and hydrocodone painkillers. The man on June 25 was believed to be impaired by painkillers when he rear-ended another vehicle driven by an 18-year-old. The teenager complained of back injury and was hospitalized after the incident. Citations related to reckless driving and not reporting an accident that resulted in an injury were also given to the city employee.

In this tough situation that a driver who was under the influence of intoxicants caused you injuries in an accident, working with a skilled attorney is important mostly if you will need financial assistance for expensive hospitalizations. Find out how an OWI attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you in Des Moines today by calling (877) 327-2600.

3 hurt in suspected drunken driving crash in Iowa

A recent two-vehicular mishap in O’Brien County resulted to three persons injured and a driver being cited due to suspicion of being under the influence of intoxicants while behind the wheel, a July 29 article in the Sioux City Journal stated.

Reports coming from O’Brien County authorities revealed that at about 10:00 p.m. on July 28 a two-vehicular accident happened near the intersection of Oriole Avenue and 240th Street in the eastern portion of Ashton. A vehicle containing three persons reportedly was struck by a vehicle coming from the southbound lane of Oriole Avenue. The southbound vehicle’s driver was identified as a 27-year-old male from Allendorf. The female driver of the other vehicle and her two passengers were all brought to a hospital due to injuries they sustained. The driver who caused the accident, who attempted to evade authorities and was suspected of OWI, was later apprehended and citations related to the mishap were issued to him.

Drivers who are under the influence of intoxicants often leave their victims seriously injured when they got involved in accidents. However, if a drunken driver caused you injuries in Des Moines, a personal injury attorney of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may possibly help you get funds from the responsible party for your fast recovery. Learn more about your options from us today by calling (877) 327-2600.

Iowa OWI offender involved in fatal accident busted again

On June 17, Radio Iowa reported that a woman who was charged for her involvement in a fatal drunk driving (OWI) accident in Des Moines last year was arrested recently in southern Iowa.

A sheriff in Lucas County reported that authorities arrested a 53-year-old woman on June 10 due to suspicions that she was driving a vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants. Deputies later learned that the woman’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.112 percent after a preliminary breath test. Records showed the woman was charged in connection to a November 17 OWI accident that killed a 60-year-old man and a 59-year-old man. The woman, who was charged with two counts of vehicular homicide-operating under the influence and vehicular homicide-reckless driving, is scheduled for a court hearing in September.

The legal team at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. in Des Moines understands that drunk drivers are one of the leading causes of fatal accidents. If you were harmed by a drunk driver, we may be able to help you receive compensation for recovery. Learn more about your options from us by calling (877) 327-2600.

Drunk driver facing charges after Iowa hit and run accident

An Estherville female driver is facing charges, including driving under the influence, after she was accused of injuring a pedestrian in a hit and run accident last month, a July 18 article of the Washington Times stated.

According to reports, the 43-year-old vehicle driver was accused of fleeing after hitting a pedestrian on June 20. Information coming from the police revealed that though the driver was accompanied by someone back to the injured pedestrian, she avoided being questioned by authorities and once again left the scene. The victim, identified as a 57-year-old, is reportedly recovering after being released from the hospital. A felony DUI and related charges were filed against the driver.

In this tough situation that you have been injured in a car accident as a pedestrian, working with a skilled attorney is crucial to getting the funds you need to cover recovery costs. Find out how the Des Moines legal team of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you pursue compensation from negligent drivers today by calling (877) 327-2600.

College athlete suspended after Iowa OWI arrest

An indefinite suspension has been ordered for a college wrestler in Iowa who was arrested for suspicion of operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI), a July 11 article of The Des Moines Register stated.

According to reports, at around 12:35 a.m., the Iowa State University (ISU) wrestler, identified as a 21-year-old male, was apprehended by state police. Though authorities refused to give further details of the wrestler’s arrest, it was confirmed that an OWI charge had been filed against him. The ISU wrestling team coach said in a statement that they were disappointed about the arrest, and that they were dealing with it seriously because the person arrested violated their code of conduct.

Fortunately no one was hurt in this drunk driving incident; however, that is not always the case. If you have been hurt in a drunk driving accident in Des Moines, the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may help you pursue the funds you need to cover any losses. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to begin taking legal action.

Convicted intoxicated driver to serve 55 years for deadly crash

A young man will serve 55 years in jail after he was recently found guilty in a fatal drunk driving accident that killed two Orion residents, a May 21 article of KWQC reported.

According to reports, a 24-year-old man was convicted last April for drunk driving in September of last year, resulting in a fatal crash that killed two of the three occupants of the other vehicle. The convicted drunk driver was reportedly speeding at 68 mph and had a high blood alcohol level twice the legal limit. One of the vehicle occupants who survived the crash is still recovering from his injuries and stated that he is suffering from post traumatic stress disorder. In the court hearing, the convicted driver expressed his apologies to the families of the victims.

If you or your loved one have been hurt in a drunk driving accident, you may be able to hold the person responsible fully accountable for his or her actions. Call the Des Moines lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may help you in this pursuit.

Drunk driver involved in J.Lo vehicle crash sentenced

The intoxicated pickup truck driver responsible for damaging Jennifer Lopez’s vehicle in an accident in Malibu last year was recently sentenced in a Los Angeles County Superior Court, a March 26 article of the Santa Monica Mirror revealed.

According to reports, a three-year probation sentence was given to Robert John Reitz, 54, after he entered a “no contest” plea to the charges. Reitz, who was under the influence of alcohol at the time, reportedly crashed his pickup into Lopez’s Rolls-Royce last September 27 on the Pacific Coast Highway. Authorities later charged Reitz after learning that his blood alcohol level was higher than the legal limit when the crash happened. Jennifer’s two children and friend Leah Remini, who was operating the vehicle, were not hurt in the collision. Superior Court Judge Paul Bacigalupo also ordered Reitz to undergo alcohol rehabilitation courses.

The Des Moines lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that people often suffer from financial difficulties after being harmed by drunken drivers in car accidents. If you have experienced this, we may work for you to get the compensation you believe you deserve. Speak with our legal team today by calling (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your options.

Intoxicated Des Moines driver busted over pedestrian accident

A Des Moines man recently was arrested by authorities for an intoxicated driving charge after injuring a pedestrian and causing property damages, The Des Moines Register stated on March 15.

A report provided by the Des Moines Police stated that on March 14 a vehicle operated by a 36-year-old man was seen speeding at around 10:00 p.m. on the southbound lane of Southwest Seventh Street. According to a witness, the vehicle ran through a red light and crashed into a parked vehicle. A female pedestrian was brought to a hospital after she was struck by the parked vehicle. A nightclub also was damaged in the mishap.

If you as a pedestrian have been injured in an accident caused by an impaired driver, working with a skilled lawyer is crucial, especially if you will need to address extensive medical bills caused by the accident. The experienced Des Moines lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C. may be able to help you. Find out how we may work for you today by calling (877) 327-2600.

Drunk driver busted in Iowa for endangering a child

A man in Iowa faced several charges after authorities found out that he was driving under the influence of alcohol while a child was inside the vehicle, an article on KCCI News stated November 24.

According to reports, Rockwell Police arrested 22-year-old Benito Hernandez on November 22. Authorities were notified that Hernandez was driving recklessly in Cerro Gordo County. In addition to the drunken driving charges, authorities also filed an additional child endangerment charge against Hernandez because a 3-year-old was also inside the vehicle unrestrained.

The lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. understand that many Des Moines people suffer serious injuries in car accidents caused by drunk drivers. If you have been injured by an impaired driver, our lawyers may work to hold them liable. You may be entitled to compensation for the losses you’ve sustained. Get in touch with us today at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.

Mother and cousin of actor Dwayne Johnson hurt in head-on crash

According to an article on Fox 31 reported on August 10, Actor Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson said that his mother and cousin were recently injured when a drunk driver hit their SUV.

Reports said Dwayne’s mother Ata Johnson and his cousin Lina Fanene were driving in their car when another vehicle struck them head-on. A Twitter post of Johnson using the hashtag #ChoicesMatter stated that his mother and cousin survived and that the incident “was 100% preventable.” Johnson’s Twitter post also included a picture of the head-on wreck.

The crash incident apparently occurred some days prior to the post. It became more publicized after a photo of Lina with an arm sling was posted on Instagram, captioned by her saying she was thankful that she is still alive.

The lawyers of believe that Des Moines individuals who suffered injuries caused by drunk drivers often suffer great financial loss due to expensive hospitalizations they need for recovery. However, if this happens to you, we may be able to help you pursue compensation from negligent drivers. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (877) 327-2600 to find out how we can help you.

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