DUI Suspect Arrested for Hit and Run

Fullerton police arrested a man for suspicion of drunken driving and hitting two pedestrians.

The two pedestrians were struck at East Amerige Avenue and Harbor Boulevard.  It occurred at about 2:15 a.m. A witness saw the car hit a woman. According to the witness, he ran to the vehicle when it stopped and opened the car door. The witness told the driver he had hit someone, but the driver drove off.  Other witnesses reported the vehicle’s license plate.

The female victim was taken to UCI medical center for serious injuries. She is being treated for injuries but is stable. Thankfully, the male victim did not sustain any serious injuries. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Police were able to find the suspect in Buena Park. The suspect had lost control of his vehicle at Commonwealth Avenue near Western Avenue. He had struck a center median.

This accident could have been avoided if the driver had been more responsible. There is no excuse to ever drink and drive. You can always find a designated driver or a cab to take you home. If you have any doubts if you are capable of driving, do not drive. It is not worth it to risk your life or others’ lives. One impaired driving can hurt countless lives.

In 2010, over 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. This is one approximately every 51 minutes. This statistics does not take into account the people who sustained serious lifelong injuries. It also does not take into account the families and friends that suffered extensive emotional trauma as a result of a loved one passing. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, crashes by drunk driving also cost more than $37 billion annually. Drunk driving is completely preventable. Just don’t do it.

We are currently in the holiday season. It is a joyous season that can be easily ruined by drunk driving. Please remember to drive safely and responsibly! Do not ruin the greatest time of the year by choosing to drink and drive.

We, the Law Offices of Dara Khajavi, hope that you never the victim of a drunk driver. However, if you ever find yourself in this position, we are ready to help you. Our excellent Orange County car accident lawyers have won countless cases. Please do not hesitate to call us for a free consultation. There will absolutely no charges until your case is won.