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Well-known SNL actor involved in drunk driving accident

Posted on in Drunk Driving Accidents

Drunk driving is an issue that impacts everyone, not just Chicago residents, not just irresponsible partiers. With alcohol so readily available and so much a part of social interaction, even the most well-intentioned drivers can cross the dangerous line into drunk driving. But once the line is crossed, there are potentially serious and tragic consequences like DUI accidents. Victims of these car accidents are often unsuspecting and undeserving.

A well-known actor and comedian was recently arrested after a drunk driving accident. Chris Kattan, known for his time on the hit show, "Saturday Night Live," went to jail after officers suspected he was driving drunk.

According to authorities, the 43-year-old was travelling on a freeway through a designated work zone, crashing into a Department of Transportation vehicle that was part of the road work. The work zone was marked with orange cones and other signs to warn driver to avoid the area. It seems that Kattan did not heed these warnings. Luckily, there were no injuries as a result of the crash.

Law enforcement actually received a 911 call prior to the crash that reported the same car driving very slowly and weaving across lanes of traffic. The 911 call came in around two in the morning. Investigators who responded to the crash later arrested Kattan and took him to jail. It is believed that he was under the influence.

In addition to the actor&s seven-year stint on "Saturday Night Live," he also starred in many hit movies. But this notoriety is no excuse for his negligent behavior.

If a drunk driver negligently causes an accident and injures another person, the victim has a legal course of action. A personal injury lawsuit against the responsible driver can help get the victim back on the road to recovery.

Source: Examiner, "Chris Kattan, former &SNL& star, arrested after suspected DUI crash," Scott Paulson, Feb. 10, 2014

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