St. Petersburg, FL (January 25, 2019) - A deputy from Pinellas County suffered injuries in an on-duty crash with a driver suspected of being under the influence.
Deputy Shawn Livernois was traveling northbound on 37th Street South around 12:00 am on Wednesday, January 23rd. Livernois, who was in an unmarked vehicle, approached the intersection with 11th Avenue South when he was struck by a 2013 Nissan Altima. The driver of the Altima, 34-year-old Derrick Taylor, is accused of failing to stop a stop sign prior to the crash.
Livernois was transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Taylor was also hurt and sustained minor injuries. Taylor was arrested and charged with DUI with Property Damage and Personal Injury along with failing to stop at a stop sign.
Our thoughts are with Deputy Livernois as he recovers from this crash in St. Petersburg. We are certainly happy to hear that this accident was not as serious as it could have been. Drivers who are under the influence of alcohol or drugs pose a threat to all other motorists on the roadway, as well as themselves. Many serious crashes involving debilitating injuries and death are caused by drivers who are impaired. DUI is one of the most irresponsible forms of negligent driving behavior that we encounter.
If you or a loved one have suffered injuries in a crash involving DUI or any other form of negligence, you have important legal rights. At Rubenstein Law, we will help protect your rights and obtain the compensation you are entitled to following an injury accident. To speak with one of our attorneys, please contact us 24/7 at 1-800 FL-Legal.
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