Your St. Patrick’s Day Reminder To Stay Safe: Connecticut Leads Country in Drunk Driving Fatalities

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While Saint Patrick’s Day is a time for widespread celebration, the state of Connecticut is currently experiencing a run of bad luck. The Danbury Daily Voice has reported Connecticut currently ranks first among all states for the number of drunk-driving deaths on our roads.

To make things worse, the average Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) among those drunk drivers who were involved in fatal motor vehicle collisions was 0.16. That number is twice the legal limit. With this in mind, Carter Mario Law Firm reminds everyone to behave responsibly and travel safely over the holiday weekend.

Troubling Statistics

The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stated that 1,039 people died in crashes involving a drunk driver in Connecticut between 2003 and 2012. At the same time, a federal study released by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) tells us Connecticut had the highest rate of drunk driving deaths in 2017.

National averages indicate 29% of fatal car crashes involved drivers impaired by alcohol. Sadly, our home state of Connecticut far exceeded that number. In 2017, Connecticut reported the following very sobering statistics:

  • 278 fatal motor vehicle collisions in total
  • 43% of fatal crashes involved drunk drivers
  • Deaths increased by 3.5% from 2016 to 2017

Don’t Press Your Luck. Trust Carter Mario.

To help ensure Connecticut residents get home safely from their Saint Patrick’s Day Celebrations, Carter Mario Law Firm is again stepping up. Between March 15th at 8 am and March 18th at 8 am partygoers can call a cab—and Carter Mario will pay the fare. Just download the Get Carter App and select the  “Call a Taxi” option. We’ll get you home safely—for free.

We Can Help

If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident caused by a drunk driver, you need an experienced Connecticut Drunk Driving Injury Lawyer at your side. Let Carter Mario Law Firm protect your rights—and fight to secure full and fair compensation for your losses. Just call (203) 806-9256 today. You can also submit a FREE Initial Consultation Form online.

The Carter Mario team offers decades of combined legal experience. We provide 24/7 access to our compassionate attorneys—along with our exclusive Zero Fee Warranty. With Carter Mario, you don’t owe any attorneys’ fees unless we recover on your behalf. It’s that simple. Call (203) 806-9256 to find out what Carter Mario can do for you.

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