A Sarasota man was charged with driving under the influence after allegedly crashing his vehicle into a building in the early hours of Sunday, June 26.
According to Sarasota Police, the accident occurred shortly before 1:30 a.m. that morning. They were called out to reports of an accident at Camp Bow Wow, located in the 2100 block of 17th Street. Upon investigation, police discovered the 24-year-old male driver crashed his vehicle into a pole before veering another direction and crashing into the building.
No one was injured in the accident, but the driver faced DUI and property damage charges.
Sarasota police used the incident as a reminder for the general public to never drink and drive.
Liability for building damage
All drivers are expected to remain on the road and follow the rules of the road at all times. A failure to do so could result in liability for any injuries or property damage caused by their actions.
In the vast majority of cases, a driver is likely to be considered liable for leaving the roadway and causing property damage. There can be some exceptions to this, such as if the driver was struck or had to avoid a different driver due to their negligence, or if a medical emergency caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle.
When a driver is drunk behind the wheel, they are essentially considered automatically liable for injuries or property damage caused by their negligence.
To learn more about the various legal options you have if you’ve been injured by a drunk driver, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh.