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Consequences of DUI

By From page A5 | April 01, 2013

EDITOR:

Recently a woman wrote about her accident on Sly Park Road because of ice. She discussed the dangers of the road and later Mrs. Schultz also wrote about the hazardous conditions of the road. Unfortunately, if the road could be improved it might not reduce the number of accidents.

In comparison, the 3-mile section of Pony Express Trail between Snowline and Carson Road is slightly curved with only one fairly sharp curve. However, there have been four fatal accidents of this relatively short section in approximately five years. One of these was a head-on collision at the rather sharp curve near Carson Road. The other three accidents were caused by excessive speed on gradual curves when the vehicles ran off and hit a tree. All four accidents were caused by drinking drivers.

In spite of the large number of DUI deaths and injuries in El Dorado County, the published list of DUI arrests has not declined. Apparently, those who drink and drive aren’t concerned about the damaging consequences to themselves and others.

HARRY HOPKINS
Camino

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