Terre Haute DUI Accident

Campaign Aims to Reduce Terre Haute DUI Accident Totals

by Staff | August 25th, 2015

Drunk driving continues to be a threat to everyone who is on the road. Reports show that last year alone, a total of 101 Indiana motorists lost their lives in crashes where alcohol consumption was a contributing factor.

Our Terre Haute DUI accident attorneys at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin explain that our city is working to keep drunk drivers off of the road. It was announced that beginning on Wednesday, August 19, the Indiana State Police and the Terre Haute Police Department would be partnering to conduct the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign.

WTHITV 10 News reports that as part of the program, the agency will be conducting a sobriety checkpoint and saturation patrols in the weeks leading up to the Labor Day weekend. The program seems to be working better each year it has been conducted.

In 2013, the campaign was responsible for taking a total of 44 drunk drivers off of the roads in the Terre Haute area. The following year, the number decreased to 38 arrests for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Officials say that drunk driving accidents are preventable and that you can do your part to keep our roads safe by reporting suspected drunk drivers. Our Terre Haute personal injury lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would also suggest establishing a designated driver before going anywhere you may consume alcohol. If you can’t find a designated driver, plan to take a cab home.

Please, stay safe and sober when driving!

Halloween Safety Do’s and Don’ts

by Staff | October 29th, 2014

The Terre Haute personal injury lawyers from Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin would like to take a moment to offer a few safety tips for you and your family on All Hallows Eve.

One of the most important things to remember is that drunk drivers are notorious on Halloween, especially in Indiana. That’s why we encourage motorists to avoid Terre Haute DUI accidents by refraining from getting behind the wheel after drinking any amount of alcohol. Other Halloween safety tips include:

Do:

  • Stay with a large group- The old adage of “safety in numbers” holds true while trick-or-treating. Being in a group with others makes you more visible to motorists around you and ensures you have help if an accident does occur.
  • Carry A Light- Having a flashlight or glow stick handy will make you more visible to motorists on the road.
  • Check Costumes For Safety Make sure costumes don’t drag to the ground, creating a slip and fall hazard. Also, make sure costumes are non-flammable.

Don’t

  • Go into the home or vehicle of a stranger- Parents should keep an eye on children at all times when trick-or-treating.
  • Let your costume impair your vision- Masks and makeup can make it difficult to see, which can present hazards if driving or walking.
  • Drink and Drive- We cannot reiterate enough the importance of staying off the road after consuming alcohol.

We hope these tips help to keep you and your loved ones safe this Halloween!

Terre Haute St. Patrick’s Day Activities and Events

by Staff | March 12th, 2014

St. Patrick’s Day is coming up next Monday, and there is no better place to celebrate than Terre Haute. That’s why the team of Indiana Personal Injury Lawyers at Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin wants to tell you about several of the most exciting holiday festivities that will be taking place.

  • Saint Patrick Parish St. Patrick’s Day Party– The event will be held on Saturday, March 15, and will feature music and a silent auction, as well as a traditional Irish dinner with free beer.
  • St. Patrick’s Day Ride– The National Road Bicycle Club will be hosting the 20- and 30-mile rides on March 23. A beer tasting and snacks will be supplied at the end of the ride.
  • 11th Annual Irish Dash 5k– On Saturday, March 15, runners will flock to the city in an effort to raise funds for the St. Patrick School Class of 2015 educational trip to Washington, D.C. The race will take place at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by an awards ceremony and parade.
  • Terre Haute St. Patrick’s Day Parade- The event is one of the city’s greatest St. Patrick’s Day traditions!

The attorneys with Fleschner, Stark, Tanoos & Newlin recognize alcohol may be prevalent at events associated with St. Patrick’s Day. That is why the firm urges you to prevent a Terre Haute DUI Accident by designating a driver and refraining from getting behind the wheel after consuming any amount of alcohol.