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5th Circuit Blasts Denial of Punitive Damages for Drunken Crash

Drunken driving collisions are indeed accidents, a unanimous Fifth Circuit panel ruled, rejecting an insurer’s claims that coverage is not warranted because such wrecks are an expected result of driving while intoxicated.

Carlos Sanchez failed to yield at a San Antonio intersection in September 2014 and crashed his company vehicle into Richard Frederking’s car after drinking at a bar. Police arrested Sanchez for driving under the influence and he pleaded guilty.

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