Police say Nashville woman was drunk during fatal car crash | Bart Durham Injury Law

Police say Nashville woman was drunk during fatal car crash

Too many people die in Nashville drunk driving accidents every year. While it is possible for a serious car crash to happen the first time that someone drives while intoxicated, it is much more common for a driver to habitually drive while  intoxicated for a long time before a fatal crash occurs. Although a driver can make it home safe while drunk many times before crashing, the driver still creates an unnecessary risk of death and personal injury for innocent motorists and pedestrians.

One woman who is a multiple DUI offender has been charged with DUI and vehicular homicide in connection with a East Highland Avenue crash that happened in July. Two people were killed in that accident and a third person was injured.

Authorities say that the woman's blood alcohol level was 0.25 percent at the time of the crash, which is three times the legal limit of 0.08 percent. It is also believed that the woman was traveling approximately double the 30 mph speed limit in the area.

The crash devastated a family who lost a 4-year-old child and his grandfather. Family members appeared in court recently and were upset that the accused drunk driver waived her right to appear in front of the judge.

"I'm very sad she's been allowed to waive her right to appear," a family member of the crash victims said. "I think she should be forced to face the whole family in this situation."

The family member is also upset that the woman was still on the streets despite her lengthy arrest record for similar DUI offenses.

"Four arrests in four months," a family member said. "You know she shouldn't have been on the street."

Source: News channel 5, "Repeat Offender Charged with DUI and Vehicular Homicide," Mark Bellinger, Sept. 6, 2011

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Bart Durham Injury Law

You Deserve To Be Paid For What You've Gone Through

Our attorneys have more than 75 years of experience helping people like you.

Results For Our Clients

  • $3 Million Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1 Million Judgment - Passenger Hit By A Drunk Driver
  • $1,450,000 Settlement - Passenger Hit By A Truck
More Client Results


  • "All of the staff members at Bart Durham Injury Law are very friendly and great to work with. They have open lines of communication with their clients, and respond in a timely manner. I trust them with my legal matters, and would advise anyone else in need of a lawyer to contact them first." - Julia Batson
  • "Bart Durham has a great team of people who are quick to respond and quick to help. The first time I met with them, they were kind and welcoming, and really listened to what I had to say. After my accident, I wasn't sure what to do, or how to get started. They took me through the process step by step, and got me the help I needed to continue on with my life. This is a friendly team with a dedication to helping people, and I'm so thankful for them!!" - Kara Davidson
More Testimonials