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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
When an individual is involved in a car accident, he or she often needs medical attention. But what if a hospitalized individual is also under arrest for drunk driving? While Texas authorities try to keep arrestees under close surveillance in the hospital, a Houston man recently escaped police custody while undergoing treatment. He was later captured in a Heights-area home.
Erratic or dangerous driving behavior can often end in charges from police. This was the case in a recent Texas arrest, where a 22-year-old woman was charged with drunk driving, a misdemeanor. She was also charged with possession of a controlled substance, a felony, as police say cocaine was found on her person.
Impaired driving is a serious issue across the United States. According to recent data, Texas has the eighth highest number of drunk driving collisions that result in death. When asked about this data, police in Austin said that their goal was to decrease the number of people driving under the influence across the city.