Two men were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after separate Laguna Beach Crashes.
The first crash took place at 10:03 p.m. on Monday on Park Avenue. The vehicle was a black Volkswagen Passat. Huntington Beach resident Ricardo Berge, 18, was driving the vehicle. He was driving downhill and lost control at a curve. The vehicle hit the curb and the car flipped. It rolled over and stopped. When police and firefighters arrived at the scene of the accident, Berge was outside the vehicle. Berge and an 18 year old passenger were transported to Mission hospital in Mission Viejo with injuries. Ricardo Berge was later arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence.
The second crash took place at 12:199 a.m. on Tuesday on South Coast Highway. A white scion was heading south on south Coast highway. It then veered into opposite lanes and crashed into two unoccupied parked cars. These cars were a red Nissan Cube and a white Ford Mustang. There was moderate damage done to these cars. The driver was a Laguna Niguel resident, John Cole Con Hoogenstyn, 25. He sustained a bruised hand. John Cole Von Hoogenstyn was later arrested on suspicion of felony DUI.
Thankfully more people were not injured in this crash. Accidents involving drunken drivers are usually quite severe. Drunken drivers have delayed reaction and impaired vision. Accidents involving drunken driver are usually more serious and often fatal. Unfortunately, accidents involving drunken driver are quite common. Every 90 seconds, a person is injured in a drunken driving accident. One in three people will be involved in an alcohol-related accident. In 2011, 9,878 people died in drunken driving crashes. This is approximately one death every 53 minutes.
If you have been drinking, be responsible and do not drive. There are always taxi services. Before you drink, you should have a designated driver. You can also hire designated driver services. Designated driver services allow you to hire a driver to hire you for the night or longer. When alcohol is involved, it is important to be responsible and think ahead.
If you are ever in an accident involving a drunken driver, contact a Laguna Beach car accident lawyer. The Law Offices of Dara Khajavi is ready to help you with your case. Our skilled legal team will guide you through all the legal proceedings. Contact us today for a free consultation. There are absolutely no charges until your case is won