One-Third of those Arrested for DUI are Repeat Offenders

A Palm Desert woman was arrested for DUI after she crashed into a parked car Saturday evening. Police say 26-year-old Lianne Herold was driving a Toyota SUV in La Quinta when she struck a parked Ford sedan at Highway 111 and Washington Street. The crash occurred around 6:20 p.m., and Herold was initially hospitalized.

Riverside police arrested her for DUI later on Saturday. She has been booked at the Indio Jail.

Driving under the influence is a serious ongoing issue in Palm Desert. In 2013, there were 217 arrests for DUI. That same year, alcohol was involved in crashes that killed or injured 38 people. An unfortunate aspect of this problem is the rate at which the offenses are committed by the same people. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, about one-third of drivers who are arrested or convicted of DUI are repeat offenders.

“DUIs are an epidemic in our community. Fortunately no one was seriously hurt in this particular accident, but all too often innocent people are victims of drunk driving,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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