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From 2001 to 2010 Dallas had the fifth highest rate of drunk driving deaths among the country’s 25 largest cities and the fourth highest rate of traffic fatalities overall, according to a statistics review conducted by IDV Solutions. Drunk driving is never excusable and is completely avoidable. Alcohol impairment leads to slowed reaction times, poor decision making, lack of coordination, and a lack of concentration. All of these components can make for a deadly or disastrous outcome.

Drunk drivers are not only a threat to themselves and other motorists, but pedestrians, cyclists and sometimes even people sitting in their own homes. There have been multiple accounts where a drunk driver lost control of their vehicle and plowed into a residence or even a public establishment injuring or killing innocent people,

Fatal Wrong-Way Crash Driver Had Three Previous DUI Convictions

Posted: October 30th, 2019 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Dallas Police have arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol that led to a fatal wrong-way crash on Monday. 

NBCDFW Channel 5 in Dallas reports that police have arrested Chaz Halston Thames, 30, after he

NTSB Investigation Reveals Bus Driver Was Stoned In Deadly Crash

Posted: October 16th, 2019 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be not only dangerous, but also deadly. 

CBS Local in Dallas reports that investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) have determined that the use of

Former Councilwoman Dies In DUI Collision, Daughter Seriously Injured

Posted: July 24th, 2019 | Categories: DWI and DUI

A Dallas man with multiple impairment convictions is being held responsible for the death of a former council member of the city of Dallas and her daughter.

CBS Local in Dallas-Fort Worth reports that Jonathan Moore, 36, has been arrested …

Former Cowboy Convicted Of DUI May Have Violated Parole

Posted: July 11th, 2019 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Josh Brent, a former member of the Dallas Cowboys, had been driving under the influence of alcohol back in 2012 when he got into an accident that killed his best friend and fellow teammate, Jerry Brown. Bent was convicted of …

Lawsuit Filed Against Night Club For DUI Accident

Posted: December 12th, 2018 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Texas and every other state have what is called dram shop laws on the books. These laws state that if you or someone with you is injured in an accident, personal injury lawsuits can be filed against the individual and …

55 Year Sentence Handed Down In Bus Driver Crash

Posted: November 14th, 2018 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Just a year after the anniversary which marks a horrific accident that happened in New Braunfels leaving 13 church parishioners dead, the man responsible for the crash is due to be sentenced.

According to a news story on the NBC …

Bus Crash Tied To Drug Use

Posted: October 24th, 2018 | Categories: DWI and DUI

The investigation to find out just what caused a motor vehicle accident can take a long time. Gathering the evidence, the expert testimony and accident reconstruction can all have their part to play to get to the truth.

According to …

Alleged Drunk Driver Strikes And Kills Bicyclist

Posted: August 8th, 2018 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Bicycling is considered an excellent mode of transportation. It’s also a great recreational activity that can help riders keep fit, save money on transportation costs and to help reduce their carbon footprint. Unfortunately, however, people who ride bicycles can be

Drunk Driver Crashes Into Ambulance, Injuring Patient

Posted: February 15th, 2018 | Categories: DWI and DUI

North Carolina authorities have placed blame on a DWI driver as being the cause of an infant boy being in an area hospital and now fighting for his life.

According to a story which appeared on Dallas’ CBS local website

Dallas Police Officer Saves Family From DUI Accident

Posted: February 6th, 2018 | Categories: DWI and DUI

A Guardian angel can come in many forms. For one Dallas man and his 14-month old daughter, their own angel came in the guise of a Dallas Police Officer who saved them from what could have been a tragic accident

First Texas Driving Death Of 2018 Caused By Wrong-Way Driver

Posted: January 3rd, 2018 | Categories: DWI and DUI

According to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), there is just an average of 3% of all crashes on the nation’s divided highways that are the result of someone driving in the wrong direction. Each year there is approximately 260 …

Alleged DUI Driver Kills Two In Speeding Crash

Posted: May 10th, 2017 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Speeding and running a red light is dangerous enough. Combine it with drunk driving and a fatal crash and you have something much worse. CBS in Dallas-Fort Worth is reporting on a crash that killed two people under just such …

Distracted Driver Injures Eight People In Pileup

Posted: May 3rd, 2017 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Distracted driving is any kind of driving that takes the driver’s attention off the road. It could be an angry fight in the car, a child pulling attention away, fiddling too much on the radio, or in many cases these …

New Distracted Driving Campaign Launches

Posted: April 5th, 2017 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Despite legal bans and campaigns, texting while driving is continuing to rise in Texas. Nevertheless, a new campaign is launching to try to convince Texas drivers to stop driving while distracted. CBS Dallas has more.

Last year, there were nearly …

Alleged Drunk Driver Crashes into Cruiser in Hurst

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Sometimes you go to the crash. Sometimes the crash comes to you. Either way, it’s something for the police to deal with. An accident Hurst got an alleged drunk driver off the road after she crashed into a police cruiser. …

Alleged Drunk Driver Flips Car, Crushes Teen

Posted: March 15th, 2017 | Categories: DWI and DUI

Today we have a tragic drunk driving case that killed a young man on Dallas roads. We would like to remind our readers that it is never okay to drink and drive. CBS DFW explains what happened.

The teen, driving …

Drunk Driving Crash Sends Five to Hospital

Posted: February 8th, 2017 | Categories: DWI and DUI

As if we need another drunk driving crash to remind us about the dangers of driving while intoxicated, another one has hit the local airwaves. Here’s what happened this time.

At Ramona and Hudspeth near South Oak Cliff High School, …

Student Indicted in DUI Crash

Posted: November 9th, 2016 | Categories: DWI and DUI

A 21-year-old university student has been indicted in connection with the deaths of a man and his unborn child. Police believe that the woman caused the crash because she was driving while under the influence of alcohol.

According to court …

MADD Gets Huge Petition Response against “Affluenza” Teen

Posted: January 21st, 2016 | Categories: DWI and DUI

download (91)Can the power of the petition through the avenue of social media make a difference in how a case is tried in a court of

Pedestrian Dies in DUI Crash

Posted: November 18th, 2015 | Categories: DWI and DUI

downloadOne pedestrian has been killed while another has been critically injured after they were struck by a vehicle on Friday.

According to the Dallas Police Department, …

SXSW Accident Driver Sentenced to Life Without Parole

Posted: November 12th, 2015 | Categories: DWI and DUI

A man has been found guilty of capital murder for his role in the death of four people during a high speed police chase when he drove his vehicle into a crowd of people at a music festival last year.…

Teen Driver Dies from Drinking and Driving

Posted: August 26th, 2015 | Categories: DWI and DUI

downloadYoung drivers, especially ones still on a permit, have a lot to learn about driving safely. Young drivers can only drive in the presence of a …

Family Faces DWI Man that Killed their Son

Posted: August 5th, 2015 | Categories: DWI and DUI

downloadA crash that left a son in a vegetative state for years before his death is finally coming to a close. The family of the son …

Comatose Child Hit by Drunk Driver Dies After Six Years

Posted: January 15th, 2015 | Categories: DWI and DUI

download (8)It is heartbreaking when a helpless child is in an accident, especially so when they are critically injured to the point of being in a …

Speeding and Alcohol May have Caused Crash

Posted: November 17th, 2014 | Categories: DWI and DUI

download (33)Of all the reasons to have an accident on the road, speed and alcohol are the two largest contributors for most car accidents in the …

If you lose a loved one or become seriously injured due to the negligence of a drunk driver, you need a legal team to help you hold the responsible party accountable. The results of an alcohol related accident can be devastating, cause physical pain, as well as substantial financial loss. Finding the right attorney to help you gain rightful compensation can be essential in helping you get your life back.

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