The Harrison County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint on Friday, June 29, 2012 on the new Gypsy bridge in Gypsy, WV. The checkpoint will be from 7:00 until 11:00. Alternate routes available are Route 20 to Haywood and Route 18 to Lumberport.
If you have any questions about DUI checkpoints in West Virginia or DUI’s generally, contact West Virginia DUI attorney Jason Glass of the Glass Defense Firm. (304) 933-9883. The Glass Defense Firm is the CLEAR choice for criminal defense in West Virginia.
According to the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC), West Virginia is the 8th most dangerous state to drive in in the entire country. According to the CDC, West Virginia averages 359 automobile fatalities per year. While that number may seem low when compared to other states, if you look at it compared to the population of West Virginia it comes out to 19.8 fatalities per 100,000 people. This is the 8th highest average in the country. This costs nearly $3 million in medical costs and almost $300 million is lost from the state’s workforce.
Surprisingly, Mississippi is the most dangerous state to drive in averaging 26.7 deaths per 100,000, while Massachusetts was the least dangerous state, averaging only 5.5 deaths per 100,000 people.