Drunk Driving News

Recent news & current events related to drunk driving.

Texas Adult Drivers Education: Drinking & Driving in Texas

The Texas Adult Drivers Education program has created a wonderful video that’s intended to drive home the message of the dangers of drunk driving. Drug use and alcohol use can result in drunk or impaired driving which can result in serious criminal charges for individuals arrested by Texas law enforcement officers for DWI.

DWI & BAC Measurements

Drinking and driving is the number one killer in Texas! We lose about 1,000 people a year when someone makes a selfish decision to get in the car and put themselves and others lives in danger!

Driving While Intoxicated in Texas

Notable Facts from the Video

  • Driving While Intoxicated is the 2nd most serious offense you can commit while driving a vehicle.
  • The most serious offense is killing someone as a result of a car accident derived from driving while impaired.
  • Roughly 1,000 people are killed every year in Texas, due to drunk driving.
  • DWI-accidents are the #1 cause of traffic fatalities involving people under the age of 29.

Expect Higher DWI Enforcement During Holidays

During the holidays you can expect Texas law enforcement agencies to be extra vigilant with enforcement of Driving While Intoxicated related laws. Every year we hear of more and more DWI enforcement stings in all of Texas’ major cities which include Houston, Austin, San Antonio, El Paso, Corpus Christi, Fort Worth, and Dallas.

With the Houston/Harris County area having one of the highest frequencies of drunk drivers in the United States, you can expect the Houston area to be overwhelmingly targeted by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Just in Case You Forgot

Just because police accused of DWI doesn’t mean you’re guilty, or that they’re right about their claim. It only means you’ve been arrested and accused of drunk driving. Whether you’re facing a first offense or 2nd offense DWI, you’ll have legal recourse.

The Duey Dialer App: For Drivers Under Suspicion of DWI

Beating a Texas DWI charge may have just gotten easier for anyone plugged-in enough to know about the new DUEY DIALER APP. This cell phone application was designed to help drivers who are on their way home after taking medication or drinking alcohol that may experience an encounter with police.

According To the DWI Lawyers

According to one prominent criminal defense attorney whose law practice is focused on drunk driving defense, having the app in one’s phone is always a great resource to ensure that your attorney has the best tools to defend your rights in the court of law.

Also, the app automatically notifies the defendant’s defense attorney as soon as the device starts recording. While the device is not intended to advocate drunk driving, it can ensure that a person’s rights are violated by authorities during traffic stops and at highly illegal highway checkpoints.

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Nearly Killed Texas DWI Victim Speaks Out in Arlington

In a drunk driving accident that sparked headlines all over Dallas on the basis of a video capturing a drunk driver blowing a red light and plowing into a vehicle, the Dallas Morning News reports the victim who lived spoke as a part of an initiative focused on drunk driving and public awareness during the holiday season.

Grande Prairie Police Chief Steve Dye stated, in no certain terms, that reporting and preventing DWI is a societal responsibility that we all need to get involved with.

Even affected drunk drivers know the statistics of how many people down the road as a result of drinking and driving no differences in behavior are evident. This is led the police force asked the public to get involved in reporting suspected drunk drivers throughout Dallas County and elsewhere in Texas.

The Holiday Season and DWI

During this holiday season Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston area DWI tasks forces and police will hope to crack down on the dangers posed on our society by drunk drivers and are asking the public for help in capturing these people. Snitch-lines may be different depending on the jurisdiction in which you live, but believe they’ll be answered.