During an average week, people get behind the wheel and drive to work or school, out with friends, to see family, and for many other reasons. Holidays, however, can be much different. While there may be fewer drivers on the road during holidays, the threat of an accident with a drunk driver is much higher….
Going out on a Friday night or on the weekends for a few drinks is something most people over the age of 21 do fairly often. Most of the time, we are meeting up with friends, having a girls or guys night out, and just enjoying ourselves. Back in 2012, however, this typical chain of events took a turn for the worse when a high-profile patron at a Dallas nightclub was overserved, resulting in a horrific car accident.
As summer comes to a close and schools get back underway, Texas’ annual “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign kicks off. The Lubbock Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies are partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to look out for drunk drivers. This high-visibility national enforcement campaign runs from August 17 through September 3, 2018 During this time, local law enforcement will show zero tolerance for drunk driving.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends adults get an average of seven hours of sleep each night, but only 21% of adults report getting between seven and eight hours. Proper sleep doesn’t just have health benefits – people who drive while they’re fatigued can be just as dangerous as drunk drivers.
When it comes to alcohol, the state of Texas definitely has a complicated hodgepodge of laws that can make drinking in the state extremely confusing. It wasn’t until 1970 that an amendment to the Texas Constitution made liquor by the drink legal within the state; the first time since prohibition was passed that liquor by…
Anyone who decides to get behind the wheel of a vehicle after they have been drinking alcohol has found the most likely way to find themselves into the criminal justice system in Texas. If someone is caught driving drunk in Texas, a number of harsh penalties await. For a first offense, the defendant faces a…
Drunk driving crashes cost more than an estimated $37 billion each year nationally according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In 2012, more than 10,000 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes across the nation – one drunk driving death every 51 minutes. It’s not just the victim who is impacted. Each alcohol-related crash affects family, friends, classmates, coworkers and more.