A drunk driver caused a head-on collision on Highway 2 in East Kalispell Tuesday morning.
Officers said Tami Smith was driving south on Highway 2 when she drove into oncoming traffic and caused the car accident in Kalispell.
Ms. Smith faces charges for driving under the influence, as well as driving without a valid driver’s license, and driving without insurance.
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Drunk driving is an alarming trend that has continued to plague Montana. FORBES reported that Montana leads the nation in drunk driving fatalities per capita. In 2008, Montana reported 11.1 drunk driving accident fatalities per 100,000 people.
For over 25 years, Bliven Law Firm, P.C. has been helping the innocent victims of drunk driving accidents in Montana in cities like Libby, Eureka, Kalispell, Lakeside, Columbia Falls, Whitefish, Billings, Missoula, Great Falls, Bozeman, and more. We offer free consultations for victims of Montana drunk driving accidents.
In our experience, many drunk drivers are uninsured. Many Montanans are unaware that if they are hit by an uninsured drunk driver in a car accident, they may file an uninsured motorist claim if they have purchased the insurance.
In our experience, uninsured insurance is often very affordable. We encourage all motorists to have uninsured and underinsured insurance, to protect themselves and their family members against uninsured drunk drivers in Montana. Speak to an insurance agent to discuss your available insurance coverage options.