Despite frequent attempts to educate the public about the dangers of drinking and driving, on a daily basis, there are still quite a few people in the state of Louisiana who are found to be operating their vehicles while impaired. This behavior is not only dangerous for them, but it is also dangerous for the general public. Recently in Baton Rouge, two pedestrians were struck by an allegedly drunk driver. The victims of this case may be entitled to pursue personal injury claims against the party believed responsible in order to seek compensation for their losses.
A news report was recently published about this event, which is said to have occurred March 15. Investigators say that a 38-year-old male was operating his vehicle on Perkins Road, around the 3700 block, when he hit two people. Little is known about the victims. One of them suffered injuries to the face and was taken to an area hospital for treatment. The report failed to mention if the second victim suffered any injuries.