Allen Bruce Chappell, 60, has received nine violations for driving under the influence (DUI) in four different states: three in Montana, three in Wyoming, two in North Dakota and one in Texas. He received his 10th in Billings, Montana on Tuesday, October 30.
Police arrested Chappell when he crashed into a motorcycle. Witnesses say Chappell turned his SUV in front of the motorcycle, causing the accident. Chappell plead not guilty to the charges. The biker did not sustain serious injuries.
Chappell received his earliest DUI conviction in 1974. The rest occurred in the 90s, 2000s and 2010s. He is currently wearing a device that monitors his alcohol intake.
In 2010, alcohol played a role in 31 percent of all traffic deaths, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many motorcycle accidents occur because drivers mistake the distance between their vehicles and an approaching bike; alcohol makes traffic situations like these harder to assess.
If you lost a loved one because of a drunk driver, you can receive compensation on his or her behalf that can help with medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. It will not bring your loved one back, but it can help you move forward and find peace. Call our office today to learn more about your options at (866) 377-3800, or visit our site to learn more about motorcycle accidents.
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