Long was driving down Jefferson Avenue in his full size truck when he crashed into the back of a car waiting to make a left on Lily Avenue.
He failed a field sobriety test and his preliminary breathalyzer measured his blood alcohol content at .07 precent.
The girls were hospitalized with injuries ranging from moderate to major. Three of the girls have been released from the hospital, but one is continuing to receive treatment.
Driving under the influence is a serious offense. About one third of all fatal car accidents involve an intoxicated driver or pedestrian. Alcohol impairs a driver’s ability to respond to road conditions or execute specific driving maneuvers.
If you’ve been injured by a drunk driver you are entitled to receive redress for your medical bills and suffering as well as punitive damages. To learn more about your rights and option after an accident give the personal injury attorneys at Bergener & Associates a call at 1-800-881-2021.
An experienced member of our team is available to address all of your questions and concerns 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.