Car accidents can happen at any time of the day or night. Sometimes they occur as a result of a single moment of inattention. Despite this, law enforcement officials might automatically assume that a person with a previous conviction related to drunk driving is automatically guilty of the same if involved in another accident. For example, it is unclear what led police to suspect that alcohol was a factor in a recent car accident in Texas that, unfortunately, resulted in the loss of a life.
A man in Travis County is in police custody following a tragic car accident that claimed the lives of a father and son, according to local sources. Texas police responded to the accident on the night of Nov. 17, where they discovered a driver they believe to have been intoxicated at the time of the accident. That man is now charged with drunk driving as well as several related charges, including vehicular assault and manslaughter.
Lack of sleep can often have surprising effects on the human body. Unfortunately, police may assume that an exhausted driver is actually under the influence of alcohol. In fact, a police officer in Texas was recently arrested because law enforcement officials believe that he was drunk driving.
Drivers can become distracted for a variety of different reasons. This can be especially true for those driving for work whose mental attention may be focused on the details of the next work-related tasks they must complete. While this inattention could lead to a driver drifting out of their lane of traffic, it could be easy for law enforcement officers to make assumptions about the driver's level of sobriety. Unfortunately, a man in Texas now faces accusations of DWI due to an incident that allegedly occurred while driving a commercial vehicle.
There are a variety of different ways to legally use the roads and sidewalks in Texas and across the country. Despite the legality of certain modes of transportation, however, some -- such as scooters -- may be more difficult for drivers of more traditional motor vehicles to see because of their smaller size. Lack of physical protections can mean that a collision involving them will result in injury. Unfortunately, law enforcement officials in Texas believe that drunk driving was a factor in a recent crash involving a woman on a scooter.
Most police officers in Texas and across the country are dedicated to ensuring their job duties are completed to the best of their ability. Unfortunately, many of their different duties could place their lives as risk. In fact, a police officer responding to a call about debris on the interstate was recently injured while doing so. A driver reportedly involved in the incident now faces multiple accusations, including drunk driving.
When a change in traffic happens at night without warning, it may be difficult for drivers to adequately respond. If there are multiple emergency vehicles in the area, the flashing lights can easily become disorienting. Despite this, two men in Texas who are reportedly twin brothers -- each driving a different car -- are accused of drunk driving.
Anyone who has driven with small children likely knows of the distractions that they can sometimes create. Something as simple as handing a child a sippy cup can ultimately be sufficient distraction to cause an accident. Unfortunately, police in Texas believe that an accident in the parking lot of an apartment complex was the result of DWI rather than a tired mother distracted by her young children.
Following an accident -- especially one that results in a fatality -- it is necessary for police to conduct an investigation to determine what exactly happened. There are often many pieces of evidence to be examined in order to put together an accurate picture of the incident. Unfortunately, police in Texas believe that both DWI and speed were factors in a recent crash that resulted in a man's death.
Car accidents can happen at anytime of the day or night. However, law enforcement officers may be quicker to assume that an accident that happens during the early morning hours, for example, is the result of a driver who is under the influence of alcohol. In fact, a man in Texas is now suspected of drunk driving following a recent crash.