Drunk Driving Shakes Up Dwayne Johnson and His Family
When the Dwayne Johnson’s mother and cousin were struck, they were on their way back from a fundraising banquet in Mineola to have dinner at another restaurant in order to spend time together as a family. Lina Faneone, the cousin suffered a broken collar bone for which she had to have surgery. Ata Johnson suffered a broken arm, bruised lungs and chest. The family was released from the hospital on August 12th and even though theyâ€™re still shaken up emotionally, for the most part, they are glad to have survived and that the situation wasnâ€™t any more serious than it was.
According to DrunkandDriving.org, Florida is actually one of the 10 states that has the second lowest DUI arrests of an average of only 23-38 per 1,000 of the residency population. Nationally, around 12,000 people are killed every year by drunk driving and around 900,000 of the DUI arrests made are repeat offenders. Even without a crash, DUIâ€™s are very expensive ranging in a total from $7,000-$20,000 and that covers court costs, fines and other penalties. If you do have a crash, not only could you take a life but if you injure the other party, the other party could also press charges and make a lawsuit against you to compensate for their suffering.
The Rockâ€™s family is indeed very lucky because both could easily be dead by now. It should serve as a warning that not every drunk driver is so lucky.