Car accidents often happen faster than those involved can even consider reacting. In the aftermath of a crash, a person involved could panic and respond in an unexpected way. Unfortunately, a man in Texas is suspected of DUI following a crash that appears to have only caused minor injuries.
A police officer in Texas currently faces a criminal charge related to driving while under the influence. His drunk driving charge came after police said he collided with another vehicle head-on. Anyone facing a DUI/DWI charge in Texas has the right to fight these charges aggressively in the criminal court system.
A man who was accused of DWI with regard to an accident that occurred over two years ago will now serve 28 years in prison. A jury handed down the sentence after four days of testimony. The man allegedly ran a red light in North Austin and slammed into a college student from the University of Texas. She was killed instantly. Charges related to DWI are serious under any circumstances, but more so when they are related to a fatal accident.
A well-known country music star arrested for drunk driving has lost his appeal to keep the police footage from being made public. The ruling for the request opens the door for the Texas Department of Public Safety. They are set to release the footage on Friday. In Texas, police recordings of the DUI/DWI arrest showed the singer nude and disoriented.
A 41-year-old man has been accused of drunk driving in an accident that killed three people on a family vacation. The car crash occurred on Nov. 11 at about 3:30 p.m. on Research Boulevard in Austin. According to authorities, a man was driving an SUV northbound before it crossed the median and struck a sedan carrying the family. In Texas, those charged with DWI or DUI may face serious legal penalties.
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.