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What can you do after a DUI accident?

Most drivers in Texas dread the thought of being involved in an accident. Aside from the potential damage to your vehicle and cost of repairs, there is also the chance that you or your loved ones may be seriously injured. Sadly, road accidents are all too common and the results are often devastating for all involved. Weather conditions, vehicle malfunctions and problems with the road surface can all contribute to such incidents. However, many crashes are caused by driver negligence or irresponsibility.

Texas man suspected of driving drunk

Not everyone on the roads of Texas drives responsibly. In fact, some even choose to drive while severely over the legal limit of 0.08 percent blood alcohol concentration. Although many assume that they are still safe to drive, their reactions are simply not up to par, and if anything goes wrong, it can lead to a devastating accident. As such, officers are always on the lookout for suspected drunk drivers in order to protect road users as much as possible.

Retired Texas police officer killed in suspected DUI accident

With the high volume of traffic on the roads, drivers need to be alert and focused at all times. Even then, they can run into trouble. When someone on the road is intoxicated, they are unable to respond as well as they might need to, posing a threat to themselves and others. Unfortunately, drunk driving accidents are not uncommon. One such case was suspected in Texas recently.

High school students still engage in extreme binge drinking

They like to say everything is big in Texas, but when it comes to binge drinking, it's not just Texas that has a problem. Researchers asked high school seniors and found that 1 in 5 admitted to drinking five or more drinks in a row in a two-week period. This is considered the base line for binge drinking, but some high school students take it further, consuming 10 drinks at a time, an a frightening 5.6 percent say that they have 15 or more drinks at one sitting.

Nine, no, make it ten times and out?

A man pled guilty to his ninth DWI charge last week and was sentenced to 30 years in prison. Unfortunately, he will be eligible for parole in seven-and-a-half-years, but the Assistant District Attorney noted that he hoped the man be in for a "long time." The latest DWI charge occurred in September of 2011, when a Montgomery County sheriff's deputy observed the man's pickup weaving across the road into oncoming traffic.

Galveston bar sued for $1 million in deadly car accident

A bar in Galveston that allegedly sold alcohol to a patron who was obviously intoxicated has been sued for $1 million in damages for the death of a 34-year-old women who was killed as she and her boyfriend walked along the seawall.

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