Each day, people drive drunk almost 300,000 times but fewer than 4,000 are arrested. This statistic alone belies one of the central (seeming) problems that people face on the road today: the under the influence driver who is not cognizant of his or her surroundings, level of speed, lack of motor control, and lack of coordination.
Drunk driving (and sometimes to a larger extent–distracted driving) represent a serious problem in today’s society where carelessness, whether intentional or not, is resulting in a serious amount of car accidents, injuries, and even deaths. A driver who is under the influence or distracted will often be considered negligent in the eyes of the court.
This negligence often amounts to a great deal of fines, possibly jail time, monetary losses if another person’s car was a