Hit & run driver’s blood-alcohol three times the legal limit, police say

ShafferA Cape Coral man was charged with DUI after hitting two vehicles and leaving the scene. His blood-alcohol was 0.244 percent, three times the legal limit.

Jeffrey Shafer is now facing nine charges, including DUI, hit and run with property damage, hit and run with injury and leaving the scene of an accident.

According to nbc-2.com, police pulled Shafer over because he was weaving in and out of traffic. He failed field sobriety tests. They discovered Shafer had hit two vehicles with people in them along Del Prado Boulevard. Read more.

Each day, people drive drunk almost 300,000 times, but fewer than 4,000 are arrested, according to a crime report by the FBI.

In 2012, 10,322 people were killed and approximately 345,000 were injured. Each crash, each death, each injury impacts not only the person in the crash, but family, friends, classmates, coworkers and more. Even those who have not been directly touched help pay the $132 billion yearly price tag of drunk driving, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Learn more.

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At Bernardo Injury Law, we understand how DUI crashes impact victims and their families. If you need some advice on a case involving DUI or another type of accident, contact us at (239) 332-3000 or toll free at 888-428-8943, email us at gethelp@injuryinfo.org. You can learn more on our website at injuryinfo.org and see some of our case results.

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