With 14 DUI arrests a day, on average, in Las Vegas, the threat of being involved in a DUI accident is significant. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles warns of these common signs of a drunk driver:
- Weaving, swerving, wide turns, straddling lanes
- Sudden stops, delayed starts
- Driving too slowly
- Driving with headlights off at night
- Rapid acceleration or deceleration
- Turning abruptly or illegally
- Following too closely
- Appearing to be drunk — by drinking in the vehicle, having their face close to the windshield, or displaying a lack of peripheral vision
Any of these signs before or after an accident could indicate that the driver who hit you was impaired from drugs or alcohol.
If you believe a drunk driver hit you, call 911 immediately. Your health and the health of those involved in the accident is of utmost importance and you should accept emergency medical care if needed. Move your car off the road, if it can be safely moved, and stay away from traffic until police arrive. If you can, note the driver’s license plate and make of model of their vehicle. If possible, record a video of the driver if they are visibly intoxicated. Finally, always cooperate with police when they arrive on the scene and seek the help of nearby witnesses to corroborate the events of the accident.