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Felony drunk driving charges filed against teen driver

A teenage driver in Texas was arrested after allegedly causing a serious accident in which multiple people were injured, including himself. Charged with intoxication assault -- a felony -- he was first treated at a hospital before being taken into police custody. He has since posted a $10,000 bond and is likely considering possible approaches to his drunk driving charges.

Man accused of drunk driving with children in vehicle

A man was arrested after a recent three-vehicle accident in which four people -- including three minors -- were injured. The man is facing drunk driving charges on two counts for intoxication assault and is also charged with evading arrest. He is currently in Texas police custody, and his bond was set at $185,000.

Hour-long police chase leads to drunk driving charges

An alleged drunk driver sparked a vehicle chase with police when he apparently refused to pull over for a traffic stop. Texas authorities claim that the man was intoxicated at the time, and have since charged him with drunk driving. He is also facing charges for aggravated assault.

Police charge bartenders for drunk driving wreck

Texas police charged two bartenders for a crash in which they were not physically involved. According to authorities, the bartenders over-served a patron who went on to cause a drunk driving accident in which one person was killed. Both could face up to a year behind bars and a $500 fine. 

Do ride-sharing apps prevent drunk driving?

Going out and enjoying a drink on the weekend is second nature to many in Texas. However, safe driving habits -- such as always having a designated driver -- are not always as common. While drunk driving continues to be a serious legal problem for many individuals, some are crediting ride-sharing apps with reducing the number of intoxicated drivers behind the wheel.  

How does your Texas city fare in drunk driving arrests?

Research into intoxicated drivers and resulting awareness campaigns are credited with helping reduce the number of related arrests over a 30-year period. However, people are still just that -- people. Texas residents are not immune from making mistakes, and when they are arrested for drunk driving offenses they have a right to thorough and vigorous representation. 

Both drivers in serious wreck suspected of drunk driving

Texas police say they plan to charge a man believed to have caused a serious accident. Although he has not been arrested yet, he will likely face drunk driving charges for the wreck, which injured four people. However, he may not have been the only suspected drunk driver involved in the collision. 

Police charge teenager for drunk driving wreck

It is no secret that a criminal record can impact the course of a person's life. This is especially true for young adults in Texas who have an untold number of opportunities before them, but who have been accused of committing a crime. A comprehensive defense plan is especially important for these young defendants, such as a teenager who was recently accused of a serious drunk driving violation

Driver accused of drunk driving could face more charges

A Texas man accused of recently fleeing the scene of an accident made an unexpected move -- he returned to the scene. The driver was arrested and police say they will likely file drunk driving charges soon. However, he could also face additional charges related to the accident.

Hit-and-run accident leads to drunk driving charges

Criminal charges for drivers accused of being intoxicated behind the wheel are severe and can quickly lead to a loss of driving privileges, fines and jail time. These consequences may be even more severe when drunk driving charges are filed alongside other charges, such as intoxication manslaughter. One Texas man is dealing with this situation following a deadly hit-and-run accident.

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