Atlantic Beach Florida Bar Manager Dies Due to Alcohol-Related Car Accident, but not Driving Under the Influence

In Atlantic Beach, Florida, a local bar manager was hit by a van. Kathleen Bryson Lamb died two days later at Shands Jacksonville hospital. After the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic homicide investigation, they determined that the car accident was related to alcohol. As an Atlantic Beach DUI (Driving Under the Influence) Lawyer, I have represented many drivers charged with DUI in Jacksonville, Florida and the surrounding areas (Atlantic Beach, Neptune Beach, and Jacksonville Beach).

Therefore, whenever I hear about a car crash that is alcohol-related, I assume that the driver is being accused of DUI. However, this was not the cash with Ms. Lamb. She was a manager of Culhane’s Irish Pub in Atlantic Beach, Florida. Reports state that she failed to yield to oncoming traffic and did not cross at the crosswalk. She had a blood-alcohol level of .20 which is over double the legal limit of .08. Police cleared the driver, James Robert Etheridge, and he was not charged with Atlantic Beach DUI or any other criminal offense or civil traffic infraction.

If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence or a Criminal Traffic Infraction in Atlantic Beach Florida, contact Atlantic Beach DUI Lawyer, Chris Walsh at Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC in Jacksonville, Florida.

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