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Drunk Driving Accidents Archives

Man accused of drunk driving develops safe ride program

A former Texas Tech college student has been sent to prison for drunk driving and killing a young woman. While he was out on bail prior to his prison sentence, he set up a program to help students avoid being in drunk driving situations like he was. His hope is that this program will prevent other students from making the same mistakes he made.

Apparent drunk driving accident kills driver close to home

Driving as enormous and cumbersome a vehicle as an 18-wheeler often requires a tremendous amount of skill on the driver's part. Additionally, with several known blind spots on this type of vehicle, it is imperative that the driver be astute and focused on the task at hand. Sadly, the driver of an 18-wheeler caused what was apparently a drunk driving accident in Texas after reportedly failing to stop at a red light.

Spring Break campaign to prevent drunk driving in Texas

With Spring Break approaching, Texas law enforcement officials are cautioning people about road safety and drunk driving. Last year, drunk driving casualties during Spring Break were up 23 percent compared to Spring Break 2012. Law enforcement agencies across the state of Texas are joining forces with the Texas Department of Transportation to help prevent drunk driving.

Texas man in drunk driving accident confronted by victim's mother

In Texas, the mother of a 6-year-old boy who was a victim in a drunk driving accident confronted the man responsible for the accident and her son's condition. The man was charged with drunk driving and has been in prison since 2009. The mother visited him in jail and expressed her anger toward him about her son's condition.

Texas man in drunk driving accident sentenced to 10 years

A Texas man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for driving under the influence and killing a 10-year-old boy. He admitted to drunk driving and pleaded guilty to intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault. The court handed the man a 10-year prison sentence for intoxication manslaughter. He has to serve half his sentence before he is eligible for parole.

Drunk Driving accidents increasing in Central Texas

In Austin, Texas, drunk driving accidents have increased over the past few years. In 2012, the Austin police department reported 33 drunk driving accidents. In 2013, they hit 33 accidents within the first three months of the year. The final numbers for 2013 have not been reported yet. Experts are expecting those numbers to climb more in 2014.

Drunk driving accident in Texas results in fatality and injury

Despite all the education that is out there about not drinking and driving, so many people still choose to do it, believing they are fine and nothing will happen to them. It is this attitude that has resulted in lost lives and serious injuries to countless others. Recently, an alleged drunk driving accident in Texas resulted in the fatalities of two people and left several others with life-altering injuries.

Teen in drunk driving accident goes to trial

Trial has begun on a case involving a Texas teenager accused of a drunk driving accident that killed four people. The 16-year-old teenager drove his truck into a group of people standing outside a disabled vehicle on the side of the road. In court, the teenager admitted to the drunk driving accident charges and being responsible for the deaths of the four people.

Texas lawsuit filed in drunk driving accident in Jefferson County

A man and a woman are being sued by an accident victim as a result of injuries suffered in a Jefferson County collision. The man is said to have driven the woman's car because she was too intoxicated to drive. He reportedly drove the car out of his lane on a local roadway and toward oncoming traffic. As the driver swerved the car, he collided with a car coming in the opposite direction. The negligence complaint asserts that the driver was engaging in drunk driving.

Man drunk driving in Texas leaves mother and daughter in hospital

Motor vehicle accidents can occur even when drivers do their utmost to pay attention to everything going on around them. There are numerous distractions that can affect a driver's ability to avoid obstacles on the road. When a driver is driving under the influence of alcohol, however, his or her ability to respond quickly to obstacles on the road and changes in road conditions drops considerably, and his or her propensity for causing harmful accidents increases considerably. Such accidents can sometimes have fatal results. This is one of the many reasons why it is very important for motor vehicle drivers to avoid drunk driving or other negligent conduct that could cause auto accidents to occur.