10/29/2014 // 1-800-Car-Wreck (Press Release) // Amy Witherite // (press release)
When individuals opt to drive after consuming alcohol, they are placing not only their own lives at risk, but also the lives of everyone they may come into contact with on the road. Driving while intoxicated is a major issue that many safety advocates have long strived to reduce. It is also an issue that is taken very seriously in the eyes of the law.
Source: Texas Department of Department Transportation: Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)
“In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) with a .08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.”
To read more visit http://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/division/traffic/safety/sober-safe/intoxication.html.
Recently, a fatal crash in Fort Worth left one person dead and another critically injured. The early morning accident was investigated as a DWI.
Source: CBS DFW Report “Fatal Fort Worth Crash Investigated As DWI”
“FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – One man was killed and another critically injured in a two-vehicle accident on State Highway 360 early Friday morning.
The driver of the other vehicle was taken into custody on suspicion of DWI…Police also believe that speed was a factor in the crash.”
To read more visit http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2014/09/19/fatal-fort-worth-crash-investigated-as-dwi/.
According to the accident injury attorneys of 1-800-CAR-WRECK Fort Worth, it is important to recognize the high risks of driving while under the influence of alcohol or any mind altering substance. According to statistics from the Texas Department of Transportation, someone in the state is hurt or killed in an accident where alcohol was involved every 20 minutes. Also, as illustrated in the aforementioned fatal accident, many drunk driving accidents are escalated by the inclusion of high risk factors such as speeding, which can significantly hinder a driver’s ability to regain control of their vehicle in emergency situations. This could worsen the impact of an accident and cause damage and injuries to be more severe.
The car wreck injury lawyers of the Texas based Eberstein & Witherite law firm are available to help those who have been seriously injured in a crash caused by the negligence or misconduct of others exercise their right to compensation under the law. The firm can provide individuals who have been involved in a drunk driving accident with a free consultation to discuss their legal options today. Those who need help can call 1-800-CAR-WRECK to speak with someone directly about their case.
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