A drunk driver hit Washington Square Arch, a landmark of New York City, on November 29. A police officer was injured in the accident; the officers were parked there to protect the landmark.
Twenty-five-year-old Jeremy Molina from Queens crashed his Nissan Altima into the arch at the northern entrance to the Greenwich Village park. The accident happened shortly before 1:30 a.m., according to a police spokesperson.
The Nissan then crashed a police car that was parked near the arch; the arch wasn’t damaged. The officer in the car was transported to a hospital with neck and back pain.
Molina was arrested on charges including driving under the influence, reckless endangerment, and refusing to take a breath test.
The arch was designed by architect Stanford White and installed in 1892. It commemorates the centennial of George Washington’s 1789 inauguration as president. In June two statues of Washington were vandalized with red paint during the weeks of anti-racial injustice protests. Ever since the police are guarding the landmark. This is a popular tourist attraction and a location for many famous movies.
Driving under the influence is not legal in the United States. If you cause an accident or get pulled over by a police officer while driving under the influence, you can expect to be arrested. Although you can refuse to take a breathalyzer test, you’ll still be arrested.
If you were a victim of a DUI driver and ended with injuries, you have the right to file a lawsuit and seek a claim for your damages. Be sure to have a skilled New York car accident attorney to help you with everything. The insurance company may offer a lower settlement, but you don’t have to accept it. Your attorney’s job is to negotiate until you get a reasonable amount.
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