08/15/2012 // 1-800-Car-Wreck // Amy Witherite // (press release)
Dallas car wreck lawyer Amy Witherite represents victims of car crashes, including victims who were injured in auto accidents caused by drunk drivers. All too often, drunk drivers cause tragic and fatal accidents. Ms. Witherite notes that the Texas Department of Public Safety recently concluded a period of increased patrols to find drivers who were driving while intoxicated. The period of increased patrols covered the holiday week surrounding July 4th. DPS troopers focused their DWI patrols in high-risk locations at the times when alcohol-related crashes are most frequent.
These patrols were funded through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. During a similar enforcement effort for the 2011 July 4th holiday period, DPS troopers made 1,406 DWI arrests; 575 of those arrests were a direct result of the increased patrols. During that same time period, DPS enforcement also resulted in nearly 18,000 speeding citations and 3,390 seat belt/child safety seat citations.
The July 4th holiday is a dangerous holiday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that this holiday ranks No. 1 nationally for alcohol-related fatal collisions. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, more than 1,000 Texans are killed each year by drivers who are impaired.
If you would like to speak with Ms. Witherite, contact her and the Dallas, Texas DWI accident lawyers at her firm, Eberstein & Witherite, LLP. You may reach these attorneys at 214.378.6665
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