[03-13-2023] Sacramento County, CA – DUI Driver Struck and Killed Pedestrian, Injured Passenger in North Highlands

[03-13-2023] DUI Driver Struck and Killed Pedestrian, Injured Passenger in North HighlandsA pedestrian was killed after being struck by a DUI driver, also injuring his passenger, in Sacramento County on Monday night, March 13, 2023.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the fatal DUI crash occurred around 11:00 p.m. on Elkhorn Boulevard and Butterball Way near North Highlands.

CHP confirmed the pedestrian was struck and killed. No further details were released yet on the victim’s identity and the circumstances that led to the crash. It remained unclear if the victim was in a crosswalk at the time.

The driver was arrested after they conducted a field sobriety test following the collision. The name of the driver has likewise not yet been released.

A passenger in the vehicle was reportedly brought to the hospital after sustaining what was reported as major injuries. There are currently no updates on their current state.

No other information was immediately available as the further investigation continued.

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Fatal DUI Accident Statistics

Alcohol-related crashes caused the deaths of 10,142 people in the United States in 2019. At a rate of 2.4 per 100,000 Californians in the same year, there were 949 deaths attributed to drunk driving. Throughout the whole of the USA, the rate was 3.1%. Drunk driving was a factor in 28.1% of fatal accidents across the country and 26.3% in California.

While the number of people who drive intoxicated has decreased since the 1980s, the number of people who lose their lives or are injured as a result of drunk driving is still much too high, according to a new study.

If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is 0.08 or higher in California, you will be arrested. Drunk drivers pose a threat to other motorists and pedestrians due to their impaired judgment and reaction time.

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