Two media personalities in Iowa were recently busted for driving under the influence (DUI), an article by the New York Daily News reported on June 10.
Report said WHO-TV news anchor Sonya Heitshusen was stopped by authorities in Des Moines on June 7. The 47-year-old award-winning reporter allegedly showed signs of drunk behavior and was arrested after refusing a field sobriety test. The day before, another WHO-TV anchor, Erik Wheater, was busted for drunk driving. Wheater was pulled over by police due to a missing front license plate. Police picked up on signs of drunkenness. Wheater later blew a blood-alcohol content of .125 percent, which is over the legal limit.
Though no one was reportedly injured in the two recent drunk driving arrests, the lawyers at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., understand that this is not always the case. Many people in Iowa suffer serious injuries in road accidents that were caused by drunk drivers. If this happened to you, we may advocate for you to win remunerations for medical treatment or other damages. Discuss your situation with us today by calling 877-327-2600.
On Monday, March 24 an Iowa drunk driver was sentenced to 32 years in jail for causing a collision that killed a motorcyclist.
Bryan Cromwell was sentenced after pleading guilty to criminal charges including vehicular homicide. In June of 2013, Cromwell was driving a pickup truck when he hit a motorcycle occupied by Derek Martie, 24, and Katlyn Leekley, 20. Leekley died as a result of the collision while Martie sustained serious injuries.
The victims of drunk driving accidents often suffer physically, emotionally, and financially. If you have been injured because of another drivers recklessness in Iowa, the attorneys at LaMarca Law Group, P.C., could help you pursue compensation. Call our offices today at 877-327-2600 to discuss your case.