Operating a motor vehicle requires constant focus, attention and can be quite demanding when traveling on crowded Kentucky roadways. This is a reason why driving while under the influence of alcohol is so dangerous. Alcohol drastically delays reaction time and impairs basic motor skills, making the simplest task virtually impossible. Not only is driving while intoxicated one of the leading causes of car accidents across the country, it is also a very serious offense.

A man is facing very serious charges after causing a fatal crash in Louisville. The crash happened on I-264 just after midnight. Police reports say the driver of a westbound car ran off the shoulder of the road and crashed into a disabled vehicle that was parked on the side of the road.

According to police, a man that was sitting the in the front passenger seat of the parked vehicle was fatally injured and pronounced dead on the scene. Reportedly, the driver of the car that ran off the road was arrested and charged with murder and DUI. All four lanes of Interstate 264 were shut down for quite some time while authorities conducted an investigation.

Sadly, drunk driving continues to be a very serious problem in Kentucky and across the United States. Those who get behind the wheel while intoxicated endanger the lives of all those around them. Those who have suffered injuries or loss due to negligence in car accidents could benefit from discussions with an experienced attorney. Damages from a successfully litigated lawsuit could provide monetary relief for families facing mounting medical expenses.