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carson city sheriff almost hit drunk driverGloria Estefan Grajeda, 22, was arrested on a felony charge of third offense DUI after driving recklessly and nearly hitting a Carson City Sheriff’s deputy, according to recent reports. Fortunately, no one was injured by this driver’s careless behavior, although drunk driving accidents are often the cause of serious personal injury.

Officers were initially sent to the Highway 50-Spooner Summit area after receiving calls about a reckless driver who was allegedly swerving in and out of the traffic lanes. An officer stopped at a separate rollover accident stated that he was nearly hit by the same vehicle when it flew past the accident scene.

 

Officers were able to locate the vehicle, which had pulled into a gas station. When the arresting officer approached the vehicle, Grajeda initially gave a false name and birthdate. She later admitted she lied and provided correct information. The arresting officer noticed signs of impairment. Grajeda consented to a breath test which showed that her blood alcohol level was above the legal limit of .08. She was arrested at the scene. Officers also found a bag of marijuana on Grajeda’s person, which she admitted smoking an hour before.

After her arrest, officers discovered that Grajeda had two prior convictions for driving under the influence in Nevada and had a revoked license for DUI. Grajeda now faces a myriad of charges including DUI third offense, felony and misdemeanor charges of driving on a revoked license, fictitious registration, providing false ID to avoid prosecution, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. Grajeda’s bail has been set at $22,398.

Lawsuits Against Drunk Drivers

Nevada personal injury lawsuits generally rely on the question of negligence. If a plaintiff is able to prove that the defendant was acting in a negligent manner at the time of the accident, such as driving under the influence of alcohol, then the defendant may be found liable for damages. Using police reports, blood alcohol tests, and other evidence, you can build a personal injury case against the drunk driver. When a drunk driver also has a history of driving under the influence, such as Grajeda who is facing her third offense, the question of negligence may be easier to answer.

If you or a loved one have been injured by a drunk driver, it is important to seek the legal counsel of experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyers like those at the Sam Harding Law Firm. With years of experience aiding the victims of drunk drivers, the lawyers at Sam Harding Law Firm can help you gather evidence, build your personal injury case, and fight for your rights. Call the Sam Harding Law Firm today for a free initial consultation.

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