Public health officials in Lorain County, Ohio, are weighing several options to decrease incidence of drunk driving within their jurisdiction. A string of fatal crashes related to driver impairment has alerted authorities to the fact that there is a problem, and now they are considering options to find a solution. One possible solution under consideration would involve some sort of partnership between ride-share services and county government. However, no agreement appears to have taken place thus far. In fact, it is unclear whether the county has even reached out to any ride-sharing services to inquire about the possibility.
Since the beginning of the year, five people have reportedly died in Lorain County as the result of four drunk driving crashes. The four different incidents nevertheless had one crucial factor in common: Each driver responsible in each case had a blood alcohol level of 0.2 or more, at least two and a half times the legal limit. Authorities have also identified other similarities among the drivers that may or may not be of significance. Specifically, three of the four drivers were older than 30 and all four were male.
A crash on Interstate 90 in March involved a head-on collision because of a driver allegedly traveling eastbound in the westbound lane. A month prior to that, there was a bizarre incident in which law enforcement determined that one driver was at fault for the collision but found both drivers to be under the influence, according to reports.
Regardless of what the county decides to do in order to decrease drunk driving incidents, conviction on related charges still involves significant penalties. It may be helpful for people in legal jeopardy because of alleged drunk driving to contact an attorney.