According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the rate of DUIs in the United States is on the decline. Despite this decrease, DUI charges are still a focus for law enforcement across Texas and the country. Here are a few statistics regarding the prevalence of drunk driving and related charges in the United States.
A new analysis released by ValuePenguin has dug into some of the most pressing questions regarding DUI data in Texas. Specifically, the report revealed the which cities in Texas had the most DUI fatalities per year. This analysis was based on data from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Typically when a drunk driving incident occurs, it is only the driver who is charged. However, prosecutors are treating a recent Texas death caused by drunk driving a bit differently. Along with the DUI and manslaughter charges faced by the driver, the shopkeeper who sold the alcohol could be held criminally responsible for the fatal crash.
Being accused of a crime can often have personal and professional consequences as well as legal ones. Recently, a teacher and volleyball coach was arrested on DUI charges by a Texas State Trooper. The situation has resulted not only in a police investigation, but also an investigation from her employer, a local school.
When people drive home after going out and consuming alcohol, there can be serious criminal consequences. Recent DUI/DWI charges against minors in Texas has led to bars and restaurants in the state questioning their ID policies. While it is understood that young drivers could face DUI/DWI charges after driving under the influence, there are lesser known consequences for businesses and bartenders who serve them.
A high school chemistry instructor in Texas was recently taken into custody for drinking and driving. The arrest occurred during the early morning hours on a Friday. The male teacher facing a DWI charge is 31 years old.
In March, police in Houston -- not far from Sugarland, Texas -- arrested a total of 33 motorists on felony-level alcohol charges. Fortunately, those who are accused of DWI in the Lone Star State are not immediately guilty just because they have been arrested and charged with this type of crime. Instead, they are always presumed innocent until and unless their guilt can be proved in a court of law.
If you have been accused of drinking and driving, you understandably may be frightened about what it could mean for your future. Will you go to jail, and will a DUI conviction stay on your record? Here is a rundown of what you can expect if accused of drinking and driving in Texas.
A district clerk in Texas was recently taken into custody for driving while intoxicated. The woman also reportedly had an alcoholic beverage container open in her car. The woman was arrested on DWI charges on a Sunday.
Being arrested for drinking and driving can understandably be intimidating in Texas. After all, a wide range of penalties are possible for a DWI conviction in Texas. Fortunately, those accused of driving under the influence are always considered innocent until and unless prosecutors can prove their guilt beyond a reasonable doubt in court.