Intoxicated truck drivers are actually pretty rare in Ocean Springs, but there are cases of more impaired drivers. The most commonly used substances used by truck drivers include methamphetamines and amphetamines. Alcohol is not that prevalent in impaired truck driver accidents, but it certainly occurs from time to time.
If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an accident due to an intoxicated truck driver, you should retain the services of an attorney as soon as possible. An experienced truck accident attorney could examine your case and help you seek compensation for damages.
Alcohol use is not the most commonly used substance in truck accident cases. Methamphetamine, amphetamine, speed, attention deficit disorder medication, or attention deficit disorder medication hyperactivity medications are more prevalent in truck accidents.
Since alcohol is more likely to make somebody sleepy or drowsy, the usage is not as prevalent. Truck drivers want to be alert and try to drive longer hours or stay awake for longer periods of time. Therefore, the use of uppers or substances that are similar to speed are more common such as methamphetamines and amphetamines.
If a trucker is a Mississippi resident, and they get convicted of driving under the influence, the city has the immediate right to revoke their license. The city can even suspend their license for a period of time during dependency of that particular matter. For an out-of-state driver’s license, there are different mechanisms by each state depending on the conviction. All states will suspend a commercial driver’s license and/or revoke it completely if there is a driving under the influence conviction.
The commercial driver’s license for a conviction will be revoked completely but the general driving privileges will probably just be suspended and not revoked completely. The truck driver will still continue to be able to operate general vehicles on the roadways.
The penalties for a commercial driver’s license are way more severe but it’s mostly economic to the truck driver and that he or she cannot continue to operate as a commercial driver. Therefore, they basically lose their job. For a general license, they refuse a breathalyzer test and there’s a suspicion of driving under the influence is usually an immediate suspension of the driver’s license. If there’s a subsequent conviction, there will also be a suspension of a driver’s license for a certain period of time.
Driving while intoxicated can have serious and catastrophic consequences. Those involved in a collision involving an intoxicated truck driver often sustain devastating injuries. If you were injured in a crash due to a drunk or intoxicated truck driver, let our legal team help. Schedule a consultation with an Ocean Springs truck driver intoxication accident attorney today.