Driver Arrested For DUI After Crash Kills 1, Injures 4 Others
Phoenix police arrested a woman for DUI after a deadly accident resulted in the death of one person and injuries to four others on Thursday, September 27. According to the authorities, 26-year-old Jacqueline Racquel Sayre was driving northbound on 16th Street near Van Buren Street when she crossed the center line and collided head-on with a southbound Hyundai Elantra carrying five people inside.
The front passenger in the Elantra was killed in the crash. The driver suffered a broken thigh, and another passenger suffered critical internal injuries. Other passengers in the vehicle suffered soreness and broken bones. Two children were among the five passengers.
According to the police, Sayre blew a .202 on a preliminary breath test. She was arrested and charged with manslaughter, aggravated assault, and endangerment.
Legal Recourse For Drunk Driving Victims and Families in Arizona
Attorney contributor Brian Kent of CrimeVictim.Attorney helps the victims of drunk drivers and the families of those killed by them recover the financial compensation they deserve for the damages they’ve suffered. Here are some of his thoughts on liability for drunk driving accidents in Arizona:
Along with having the option to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim against the drunk driver, victims of alcohol-related accidents in Arizona may, in some situations, have the option to file a lawsuit against an alcohol vendor who provided alcohol to the individual who caused the accident.
According to Arizona’s dram shop laws, liquor licensees can be held liable for selling alcohol to someone who was:
- obviously intoxicated, or
- a minor, if the licensee knew the minor was under age 21 or did not request an ID.
If you or a loved one was recently hit by a drunk driver and would like to learn more about your legal options, we advise speaking with an experienced DUI accident victim lawyer.