Texas football fans might be most familiar with Vince Young as the former quarterback for the Titans, but he recently made headlines for his alleged actions off of the field. According to reports, the former football player was recently arrested on drunk driving charges in Texas. Reportedly, this is Young's second DUI arrest.
Criminal charges can have real-life implications outside of the courtroom. Aside from serving jail time or paying out steep fines, some people find that their situations can even affect their employment. This was apparently the case for a Texas teacher who was recently arrested for a drunk driving accident.
It is not uncommon for drivers accused of being intoxicated behind the wheel to face more than one criminal charge. This is the case for a Texas man who is facing two counts of intoxication assault for an alleged drunk driving accident. According to police, the driver was drinking at a bar shortly before the collision.
A Texas father is currently in police custody for allegedly causing a deadly accident. Accused of drunk driving, authorities have filed several charges, including at least two counts of intoxication assault and felony murder. His blood-alcohol content was allegedly about three times that of the legal limit at the time of his arrest.
When a Texas police officer suspects that a person might be driving under the influence of alcohol, the officer will likely ask that driver to submit to a series of roadside tests. These field sobriety tests are meant to help responding officers determine if further action is warranted, but the results are highly subjective and up to individual interpretation. Here is a better understanding of what field sobriety tests look like and how they might affect an officer's decision to make a drunk driving arrest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.