Drunk driver collides with West Palm Beach police officer
A West Palm Beach Police Officer was injured when a woman illegally turned in front of his car on September 17. It was suspected that the woman, Cynthia Osborne, was driving under the influence at the time of the accident.
Osborne was driving a black BMW when she attempted to turn at the intersection of Australian Avenue and Worthington, at which point the accident with officer First Class Eric Evrley occurred. Initial investigations resulted in the discovery of an open wine bottle in Osborne’s vehicle.
The woman refused to submit a blood test after the accident. It was then discovered that she was driving without a license. Osborne is now facing multiple charges, including: felony DUI, refusal to submit blood, and driving without a license.Both drivers have been released from the hospital where they received treatment for their injuries.
Driving under the influence is a dangerous decision that often results in the injury of the driver and other individuals on the road. The West Palm Beach law offices of Schuler, Weisser, Zoeller, Overbeck & Baxter P.A. are dedicated to holding drunk drivers accountable for the injuries they cause. Please call 561.689.8180 today if you or a loved one was injured in an automobile accident and would like to discuss your legal options.