drunk driver


variants or drunken driver
chiefly US
: a person who drives a vehicle while drunk
He was killed by a drunk driver.

Examples of drunk driver in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to a news release from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Office of Highway Safety, 43 crashes statewide involving a drunk driver have taken place on the holiday in the past three years, resulting in 24 injuries and six fatalities. Marina Johnson, The Courier-Journal, 11 Mar. 2024 The publication looked at the number of fatal car crashes per 100,000 residents in each city, as well as incidents that involved a drunk driver, speeding and distracted driver. Hanh Truong, Sacramento Bee, 20 Feb. 2024 After Super Bowl Sunday, Dan's car was hit at high speed by a drunk driver — the vehicle was mangled, but Dan managed to escape with a broken left leg. Nasha Smith, Peoplemag, 25 Mar. 2024 When Amon was in high school, her brother suffered a traumatic brain injury when he was hit by a drunk driver. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 17 Mar. 2024 The bus, which was filled with children and adults, was hit head-on by a drunk driver going in the wrong direction on Interstate 71 near Carrollton, Kentucky. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, 1 Mar. 2024 Number of fatal car crashes involving a drunk driver (BAC levels of 0.08+) per 100,000 city residents: 19% of score. The Arizona Republic, 28 Feb. 2024 Hill’s spiritual quest to the redwoods was inspired, in part, by a desire to heal and reevaluate her priorities after she was nearly killed by a drunk driver. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Feb. 2024 Duff Goldman is giving an update on his health after he was involved in a car crash allegedly caused by a drunk driver. Sydney Bucksbaum, EW.com, 5 Feb. 2024

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“Drunk driver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drunk%20driver. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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