Crashes can happen at any time of the day or night for a variety of reasons, from poor weather conditions to an inattentive driver. Unfortunately, people in Texas are often quick to make assumptions about the cause of an accident that happens at a certain time of day, such as during the early morning hours. In fact, a young man now faces a DWI charge following an accident that left him in the hospital.
Halloween is the most deadly holiday of the year. On this scary night, the number of pedestrian deaths by a motor vehicle skyrocket. In fact, in Texas, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reported that 26 percent of all Halloween pedestrian deaths involved DUI/DWI drivers.
Music festivals and other such events often draw large crowds across Texas. Attendees spend the afternoon and evening listening to music, visiting with friends and sometimes having a drink or two. When it is time to go home, those who have had too much to drink depend upon friends or paid forms of transportation to take them home. However, if none are available, the temptation to go ahead and drive home can be great and can lead to charges of DUI/DWI.
It is never a wise decision for a driver to get behind the wheel after having a few drinks. In Texas, the penalty for DUI/DWI can range from losing a license and fines to time in jail. The consequences are more dire when a fatal accident occurs. A Galveston accident involving an elected Texas City official recently claimed the life of two pedestrians.
Drunk driving in Texas can result in a variety of penalties, including fines and license suspension, fines and possible imprisonment. In September, a new state law will go into effect that will hopefully make roads safer. The law will also offer those facing a DWI charge for the first time an opportunity to wipe their records clean.
Holidays often bring an increased number of travelers on Texas roadways. To maintain safety during these times, there are frequently more police officers on patrol. Recently, the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, in conjunction with the Department of Public Safety, announced efforts to curb incidents of DUI during the Memorial Day weekend. Shortly after the effort was publicized, a driver was arrested for drunk driving.
While parents may not want to hear it, the truth is that many teenagers drink alcohol. Sometimes, these same teenagers drink to excess, make unwise decisions and end up facing DUI charges. These charges can result in some rather hefty consequences. Here is a breakdown of what a teenager may face after a DUI arrest:
A recent accident in Texas claimed the life of a man who had stopped to help someone change a flat tire. According to reports, the driver whose vehicle hit him was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol. However, the seriousness of the charges extends beyond that of DUI.
Whether it is the end of a long day at work or you are planning a girls' night out, think about the consequences of how many alcoholic beverages you drink before taking that first sip. Women process alcohol differently than men, and not in a good way. Women will have a higher blood alcohol level and physical and mental impairment than a man of the same size. This leads to women having a greater chance of receiving a DWI on the road, even if they have not consumed a lot of alcohol. Be prepared with this information next time you go out drinking to avoid unintentional drunk driving.
If you are under the legal drinking age of 21 and drive under the influence in Texas, you could face serious consequences. Not only do young adult and teen drivers cause a disproportionate amount of DUI-related car accidents and fatalities, but they also face stricter standards and harsher penalties. Learn about the laws and penalties for underage DUIs in Texas and how to stay safe.