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Man charged with DUI after proving sobriety has case dismissed

On Feb. 26, Texas police who took a man into custody for suspicion of DUI on Jan. 13 after he blew a .00 percent on a breath test defended their actions. According to the report, police officers stopped the man after he failed to stop at a stop sign.

Pedestrian killed in suspected drunk driving accident

A 48-year-old man was struck and killed by a man who police believe was driving while intoxicated in a late-evening auto-pedestrian crash in Southwest Houston. The 71-year-old driver has been charged with driving while intoxicated/second offense, and the case is still under investigation.

Man faces drunk-driving charges in fatal three vehicle crash

In Texas, a three-vehicle accident that has claimed the life of an elderly Crowley woman remains under investigation, according to media sources. The woman was ejected from the vehicle when it was struck by car that had been hit by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup was allegedly driving while intoxicated. The elderly woman died at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth less than six hours after the accident occurred. The driver who instigated the accident was not injured in the crash.

Texas man facing DWI charges

A traffic accident led to an overturned tanker truck and chemical spill in Harris County on Sept. 3. In relation to the accident, one man from Cypress is facing charges for driving while intoxicated after being believed to have caused the wreck.

Man taken into custody on felony DWI charges

A 54-year-old Texas man was taken into custody in Midland after a police investigation allegedly revealed the presence of crack cocaine. Authorities report that the Burnet resident was injured after the arresting officer tackled him to the ground to prevent him from destroying narcotics evidence said to have been hidden in his mouth. He was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital, where his BAC was tested, and he was charged with third-degree felony driving while intoxicated and third-degree felony tampering or fabricating physical evidence.

Police file drive-thru driving while intoxicated

Texas residents might be interested in the following story. A woman apparently decided to have something to eat after consuming alcohol and anti-anxiety medication. This normally would not have attracted the attention of the police had the 34-year-old woman not decided to park her car at the local McDonald's drive-thru after arguing with workers who refused to give her free food. Police charged the woman with driving while intoxicated based upon a chemical test showing her blood alcohol content to be above the legal limit for intoxication.

New technology for measuring BAC levels

From Texas to Maine, the average consumer can now purchase handheld breath-testing devices so they can measure their own blood-alcohol content. Portable devices can even fit on a key ring, and prices start at only $30 compared to $10,000 for their larger cousins used by law enforcement. At least two manufacturers have created a breathalyzer available as a smartphone accessory with an app in order to reduce the chances of an arrest for driving while intoxicated.

Texas has little tolerance for DUIs

Police have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with a June 15 accident that left one man dead and another in critical condition in the Houston metropolitan region. The man was driving a Dodge Charger northbound on State Highway 6 when he rear-ended a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck. The Chevrolet truck lurched and entered the southbound lanes where it collided head-on with a Dodge Ram. The driver of the Chevrolet pickup sustained fatal injuries; the driver and passengers of the Dodge Ram were hospitalized.

Study shows Texas designated drivers may be drinking

A group of researchers from the University of Florida, Gainsville, has shown that having a designated driver does not necessarily mean that you will make it home safely. The study was conducted in a college town among mostly white bar patrons. They did not reveal the location of the study was not revealed. However, the results are relevant to any city or college town in Texas.

Motorist denies intoxication after fatal wreck

A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty to intoxicated manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly killed an off-duty police officer on July 21. However, on May 31, he informed jurors that he didn't believe he was guilty of drunk driving when the accident happened. The accused man allegedly rammed into the 25-year-old law enforcement officer after he left a bar. He could receive a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison for both crimes if the court decides to run the sentences consecutively, 20 years for the manslaughter and 10 years for leaving the scene of an accident.

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