Florida DUI Family Awarded $6.2 Million

In an unprecedented law suit ruling, Mary Taylor Christensen has been ordered by the courts to pay $6.2 million to the family of the victims in her drunk driving hit-and-run incident. In 2005, Christensen drank too much, took painkillers, hopped behind the wheel and ended up slamming into a car on the side of I-95 belonging to Thomas Bowen, who was instantly killed as he changed a flat tire. Christensen has been serving an 11.5 year sentence for the vehicular manslaughter and will now pay a massive amount of money in restitution for her crime.

Driving under the influence is a deadly motor vehicle crime that costs many people their lives, physically, financially, and in their freedom. Drinking and driving should already be a definite ‘no’ activity and must be seen in light of the damage it creates and the wide ripple effect that it creates.


Attorney Ralph Behr deals with DUI/DWI cases regularly and he’s no stranger to the way the courts handle them. He can get you the fair trial or plea bargain you need in your criminal case. Free legal consultations are given by appointment at his Fort Lauderdale law office. Even though public defenders are free, you cannot afford to keep one. Your time outside of bars is much more valuable than the measly fee of a lawyer, in comparison. Attorney Behr should be on the forefront of your to-do list tomorrow, so give him a call and see what answers he can give you.