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Common Virginia DUI Car Accident Myths Debunked

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Being involved in a DUI accident can leave you injured and struggling to pay for medical bills while losing wages. A Virginia car accident claim could help you recover some compensation to avoid financial distress. A Front Royal attorney can look at your case to see if you’re eligible.

3 DUI Myths

By knowing these myths, you can know what kind of defense your defendant may use. 

  • Alcohol on the breath is a reliable sign of alcohol consumption. Research shows that police officers were no more accurate than random guesses when telling if someone had been drinking by the smell of their breath. A breathalyzer or blood test is the only true way to know. 
  • Sucking on pennies will lower a person's BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) reading. Pennies or copper have no effect on a breathalyzer. 
  • A breathalyzer picks up hypoglycemia and will clear the driver from a drunk driving conviction. A breathalyzer cannot accurately identify between alcohol concentration and acetone, the chemical produced by hypoglycemia, so diabetics suffering from hypoglycemia may be wrongfully charged with a  DUI.  

Be sure to contact a Front Royal attorney as soon as possible after a DUI accident to get a Virginia car accident claim started. 

Contacting an Virginia Injury Lawyer

If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence or carelessness, whether in a traffic accident or some other type of accident, you have certain rights guaranteed by law. The injury and wrongful death lawyers at Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas are available to help those who have been involved in a Northern Virginia auto accident. Call 1-540-636-7100 to speak with an experienced Front Royal attorney today.

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Andrew Thomas is an experienced civil litigation attorney in Virginia and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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