Iowa DUI suspect receives 12 year prison sentence for disabling woman in accident

A sentence of 12 years in prison was imposed on a drunk driver after he crashed a vehicle last year that left a woman disabled, an October 19 article of WQAD reported on October 19.

According to reports, a woman suffered multiple injuries last year after the vehicle she was driving in Rock Island County was struck by a vehicle driven by a man who was under the influence of intoxicants. The woman required surgeries due to facial injuries she sustained. During the sentencing on Wednesday, the woman told the defendant how angry she was at him for taking her life. Aside from hospital expenses that already reached $500,000, the woman is close to losing her health insurance after losing her job. Prior to the sentencing, the man had four DUI offenses in Des Moines County.

The car accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C. represent Des Moines individuals who are disabled by drunk drivers in accidents. We may be able to help you recover your loss by pursuing damage claims from negligent parties. Call our office today at (877) 327-2600 to find out how we may work for you.



Fewer license revocations in Iowa despite drunk driving death increase

Iowa has faced an increase in deaths caused by drunk drivers, but the number of drivers who have their licenses revoked is trending downwards.

A spokesperson for the Mason City Crime Prevention team noted that people often suffer impaired abilities behind the wheel even when their blood alcohol level is under the legal limit of .08 percent. Compared to the 110 DUI deaths recorded in 2014, there were 123 deaths recorded last year, but driver’s license revocation numbers reportedly fell by hundreds. Vehicle drivers should always designate a sober driver if they are expected to drink any amount of alcohol.

Families are too often devastated by the loss of a loved one due to reckless driving. If you or someone you know has lost a loved one to a drunk driver, a Des Moines lawyer at the LaMarca Law Group, P.C., may may be able to help you receive due compensation. Call our office at (877) 327-2600 to learn more about your legal options.



College athlete suspected of OWI in Iowa

A college football player was recently arrested by Iowa City police after being stopped by officers and exhibiting signs of intoxication on Valentine’s Day. According to reports, Omar Truitt was driving a vehicle on the evening of February 14 when police stopped him at 12:38 a.m. at the intersection of Linn Street and Iowa Avenue.

Due to unpleasant weather, Truitt was brought to the Iowa City Police Department to have his blood alcohol content checked. Police later cited the defensive back when the results of his blood test showed his BAC to be .091. Athletic officials with the university are collecting information regarding Truitt’s arrest and stated that he is expected to undergo a procedure in compliance to the college’s rules of conduct.

The lawyers of the LaMarca Law Group, P.C. in Des Moines understand how much damage an intoxicated driver can cause, and we work to protect the rights of families who have suffered at the hands of these negligent individuals. If you have been hurt by a drunk driver in Iowa, contact us to discuss your legal options by calling (877) 327-2600 today.



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.



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.



Story County crash injured policeman

A policeman in Story County was recently injured after an intoxicated driver struck his vehicle, whotv.com reported on June 9.

According to reports, Huxley Officer Nick Swanson was on his way to respond to a call on June 8 regarding cattle spotted on Interstate 35, when his patrol car was rear-ended by another vehicle on 315th Street. Swanson was hospitalized after sustaining minor injuries from the incident. The female driver who struck the officer was identified as Kasi Stahl of Nevada. She was booked in Story County Jail after being charged with intoxicated driving. Authorities are investigating the crash scene.

If you have been injured by an intoxicated driver in an accident, enlisting a lawyer’s service is important if you need funds to cover medical treatment or other damages. If this happened to you in Des Moines, the lawyers of , may represent you. Tell us your situation today by calling (877) 327-2600, and learn more about your options.



MMA fighter arrested in LA for drunk driving

Mixed martial arts fighter Tito Ortiz was arrested for DUI suspicion after a one-vehicle car crash in Los Angeles.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the accident occurred on 405 Freeway near Santa Monica boulevard when Ortiz’s car lost control and slammed into a cement median.

Three people, including Ortiz, were inside the vehicle. Fortunately, no one was injured in the accident. Tito was booked to the 77th Division of the LAPD.

Negligent drivers are responsible for many of the accidents and injuries that occur on roadways annually. If you have been injured by a drunk driver in Des Moines, contact an attorney at . Give us a call at 877-327-2600 to learn more about what we can do for you.

 



Rapper DMX arrested for DUI

Rapper and actor DMX was arrested for DUI charges on July 25, according to the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

DMX was pulled over by South Carolina Highway Patrol at around 11 p.m. after he was suspected of driving under the influence. Simmons was seen driving “erratically” by authorities. The rapper was brought to Greenville Detention Center and was charged with a DUI, driving without a license, and not wearing a seat belt after failing a field sobriety test given to him.

The rapper’s publicist initially claimed that DMX had been immediately released after he passed a breathalyzer test.

While no one was harmed in this accident, many people are, unfortunately, the victims of drunk drivers in Des Moines. If this has happened to you, talk with a lawyer from , by calling 877-327-2600 today.



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