Iowa legislators amend drunk driving laws

On March 11, Iowa legislators voted to amend state drunk driving laws.

In a 28-20 senate vote, Iowa politicians voted to pass a bill that requires drunk driving offenders to install an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. According to Senator Chris Brase, the proposed change will deter repeat offenders from causing more drunk driving accidents.

The attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., represent Iowa accident victims. If you have been injured by a reckless driver, you shouldn’t be responsible for covering costs related to your injuries. Call our offices today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options with an experienced member of our team.

Iowa woman refuses to stop car, passengers forced to jump

A Cedar Rapids woman is being held on a $6,000 cash-only bond after she was arrested for imprisoning two passengers in her vehicle last Friday morning. According to the two passengers, the 26-year-old driver offered the individuals a ride in her van to their desired destination around 2 a.m. Friday morning.

When the van reached the destination, there were conflicting views about the method of payment. One of the passengers agreed to pay the woman $10, but the other passenger refused to pay at all. The woman began enraged, and drove off with the men still inside her vehicle. As she was driving onto Interstate 80, the passengers became scared and called 9-1-1 to report the incident.

The men were forced to jump from the moving vehicle because they feared for their safety. Police were able to locate the driver based off of the passenger’s description, and pulled her over. Officers reported that the woman was drunk, and smelled of marijuana. She was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, and false imprisonment.

Drunk driving accident involves Quiznos restaurant

In the early morning hours on Saturday, a drunk driver crashed into the side of a Quiznos restaurant in downtown Des Moines.

The driver, a 31-year-old Des Moines man, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the accident. He was arrested and charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated. He smelled of alcohol and could not maintain his balance when police were questioning him about the accident.

The downtown Quiznos restaurant sustained damage in the crash, as did the man’s motor vehicle. The drunk driver had a blood alcohol level of 0.141, and the legal limit in the state is 0.08.

If you have been a DWI accident victim, you need experienced representation on your side. Please contact the Iowa drunk driving accident lawyers of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., P.C,. by calling 877-327-2600 today.


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