Red and blue lights in the rear view mirror and the sound of sirens is enough to unnerve any Sugar Land resident. Those who had a drink or two before driving may find themselves hoping for a speeding ticket instead of ending up under arrest for DWI. At that point, all they want is for the situation to be over as quickly as possible, especially if it is a first offense. However, not fighting a DWI charge now could end up resulting in harsher penalties down the road if another arrest occurs.
Emergency vehicles here in Sugar Land and elsewhere may break certain traffic laws as long as it is deemed safe. Since drivers ordinarily anticipate the flow of traffic to follow the rules, emergency vehicles use their lights and sirens to warn them of their presence and probable defiance of them such as going through red traffic signals in order to hasten their trips. Of course, drivers must pay attention in order to react to these situations, and if a driver fails to do so, police may suspect impairment, which could lead to DWI charges.
Most Sugar Land residents have heard all kinds of theories about how to stay sober while drinking. The problem is that most of them do not affect a person's blood alcohol concentration. Following these sobriety misconceptions could lead to a DWI arrest.
Everyone makes mistakes. One that some Texas drivers make is driving while intoxicated, and many feel that mistake should not necessarily negatively impact their lives. The Texas legislature appeared to agree that certain individuals deserve a second chance and changed the laws by adding a provision that could benefit those facing a first-offense DWI.
It is not unusual for intoxicated Texas residents to make mistakes due to the consumption of alcohol. The first mistake could be getting behind the wheel of a car and the second could involve getting into an accident. Some drivers will compound these mistakes by failing to remain at the scene and render aid. If someone dies, doing so could result in criminal penalties equal to DWI manslaughter.
An accusation of impairment while driving here in Sugar Land can have a significant number of consequences. One of them involves the probability of losing the right to drive for a specified amount of time. It may be possible to keep your driver's license, or at least be given a provisional one, but you only have a limited amount of time after a DWI arrest to try to resolve the issue.
Some road construction work here in Texas is done in the overnight hours in order to avoid causing traffic jams. The problem is this increases the danger to both the workers and drivers who may come upon the work unaware of it. Even with flashing lights, police vehicles posted at these areas may not be as easy to see as hoped, which could lead to accidents. On one such occasion recently, police suspected the alleged driver involved of DWI, but arrested him for failing to stop and render aid.
Whether passing through Sugar Land or based in the city, a significant number of truck drivers are on its roads. While in the area, police could pull them over for supposed traffic violations. If a truck driver is suspected of drunk driving, facing charges for DWI could be the least of his or her problems.
Dinner with a friend and a glass or two of wine is not an unusual way for anyone to spend an evening in Texas. Over the course of the evening, it's possible to lose track of how much alcohol one has consumed. A woman who was involved in an automobile accident and has been accused of DWI.
A man accused of slamming his vehicle into a highway patrol car was arrested for suspected drunk driving, according to local sources. Texas authorities have confirmed the accident, which took place in the early morning of April 5, injured at least one deputy in Harris County. The man now faces DUI charges. No court date has been announced at this time.