Drunk Driving Accidents
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Rationalizing driving while intoxicated doesn’t make the offense go away. It’s not enough for someone to say they didn’t have money for a cab, had only a short drive home or felt fine. It’s not being “just a little buzzed.” If you have been drinking more alcohol than acceptable, your reasoning, judgment, motor skills and reaction time are impaired.
In Texas, driving recklessly with a Breathalyzer test confirming alcohol in your body at under .08 is Driving Under the Influence and a Class “C” misdemeanor. If a Breathalyzer test comes back greater than .08, a Class “B” misdemeanor has been committed and along with it comes jail time. This offense is Driving While Intoxicated. Both offenses bring with them hefty fines.
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Texas is one of the top offending states for drunk driving. Over 6,000 drunk driving related fatalities have occurred in Texas in the past five years. Texas has over 18,000 five-time drunk driving offenders. Drinking can start very early in life and statistics commonly include drinkers 12 years of age. Penalties for the tragedy of vehicular homicide by a drunk driver (termed Intoxication Manslaughter in Texas) carry a 2 to 20 year jail sentence and a fine of up to $10,000.
Injured By a Drunk Driver in Texas?
If you have been injured by a drunk driver we strongly encourage you to seek retribution immediately. Drunk driving is wholly unacceptable on many levels. Driving while intoxicated exhibits negligent disregard for the law as well as the safety of others. In addition to possible compensation, you are helping to solve the problem by holding the drunk driver accountable for their actions. You may be the difference in saving someone else’s life.
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The Law Offices of W.T. Johnson takes drunk driving very seriously. We are experts in the laws, offenses and penalties surrounding drunk driving in Texas. We can help relieve the overwhelming amount of stress related to paperwork, research and trying to pay medical bills from injuries related to this. Contact our expert drunk driving attorneys today. Don’t waste another minute of your life.