DUI is Causing a Serious Bicyclist Injury

Again DUI is might be a reason a bicyclist is seriously injured in Tampa Bay area.

Aundra S. Walker, 34, was charged with drunken driving and with driving with a suspended or revoked license. It was the third time Walker has been charged with driving without a license.

I am wondering how many more  times Mr. Walker will be driving without a license before something more serious happens?

Walker was driving a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer south on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Street when a bicyclist rode in front of him at 24th Avenue South at about 1:20 a.m., said St. Petersburg police spokesman Mike Puetz.

The bicyclist, identified as Lessie Hawkins, 58, also of St. Petersburg, suffered a broken tibia, a broken fibula, facial lacerations, a fractured rib, and some minor bleeding on the left side of his brain, Puetz said. He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center and was expected to survive his injuries.

Walker’s blood-alcohol percent was .235 in one reading, and .241 in another – or roughly three times the legal limit. A driver in Florida is presumed intoxicated if his blood-alcohol percentage is .08 or above.

That’s about 3 times (!!!) higher then it’s allowed.

Source: Tampa Bay Online