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Posted on March 28, 2013 by

Driver in Home Fatality Gets Additional Charges

A Godfrey man who drove an SUV into a home, killing one of the people who lived there, has been charged with more crimes.  According to the St. Louis Post Dispatch article published March 19, 2013 the driver was under the influence of marijuana, cocaine, anxiety medication and alcohol when he crashed into the home. Originally the man was charged with leaving the scene of a fatal accident – the additional charges are due to the toxicology tests administered at the time of his arrest.

The SUV was driven through the front door and hit the homeowner while he was seated in his living room.  This accident is a shocking result of both reckless driving and driving while intoxicated. These additional charges could of course lead to more jail time for the accused but his actions have also caused the deceased’s family emotional hardship that should be compensated for.

Reckless endangerment by driving under the influence should be punishable by law in criminal and civil court. If you or a family member has suffered injuries stemming from an accident with an impaired or reckless driver visit our website to speak with one of our St. Louis auto accident attorneys today.  We have won millions of dollars in damages for auto accident victims in the past and will fight to get you compensation that you are entitled to.