Dunedin, FL (September 10, 2019) - A DUI crash involving two vehicles left one person injured in Dunedin. The crash happened on Sunday, September 8th along Causeway Boulevard.
Police say that 60-year-old Deborah Jean Gillies, of Tarpon, FL, was driving a vehicle and narrowly missed colliding with several other vehicles. Officers attempted to stop Gillies but she fled the scene before crashing into the rear of an SUV on Causeway. The driver of the SUV was not hurt but a passenger suffered undisclosed injuries. The injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.
The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office investigated the accident. Gillies was charged with two counts of DUI, and one count of reckless driving with property damage or injury.
This year, about 250,000 injury accidents will take place in Florida. More than 5,000 of these crashes will involve alcohol or drug impairment. In 2016, the state saw 5,223 reported crashes due to alcohol and 617 reported crashes due to drugs. It is clear that impaired driving continues to remain a problem throughout our state. We are certainly glad to hear that the officer in this crash did not suffer any life-threatening injuries and is expected to make a full recovery.
If you or a loved one have experienced the negative effects of drunk driving in our state, the Florida personal injury attorneys at Rubenstein Law are here to help. We have decades of experience handling cases involving impaired drivers and we know what to look for in order to maximize the value of your case in these unfortunate situations.
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