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Drunk Driver Blamed For Fort Worth Wrong-Way Car Crash

by fpw | April 3rd, 2012

April 3, 2012

Alcohol is partially to blame for a head-on collision that happened this past Saturday in Fort Worth, Texas. According to WFAA News, the crash happened just before 2:00 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 30, near Las Vegas Trail.

Officers with the Dallas-Fort Worth Police Department who responded to the scene stated that a 26-year-old man from Euless, Texas, was driving east in the westbound lanes of the highway when he collided head-on with an oncoming vehicle.

The man who was driving the wrong way was able to walk away from the accident with only minor injuries, while the driver of the vehicle that was hit had to be cut free from the wreckage and pulled to safety, and was later taken to a local hospital for treatment of his injuries.

It was determined by officers at the scene that the driver responsible for the crash was under the influence of alcohol and he was taken into custody on charges of intoxication assault after being released from the hospital. He is expected in court in the next several days to face the charges.

The Dallas Auto Accident Lawyers with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough would like to ask that we each do our individual part to keep the highways of Texas safe for all motorists by never getting behind the wheel of a car after consuming any amount of alcohol.

Drunk Drivers Treated With Too Much Leniency?

by fpw | September 13th, 2011

September 13, 2011

When one thinks of tough law enforcement, the iconic image of a Texas Ranger in a cowboy hat with aviator sunglasses sauntering up and throwing the book at wrongdoers is the first thing that comes to many peoples minds. Its an image that Texans like to think is reality when it comes to drunk drivers.

Sure, the campaigns all say that if you drink and drive, you will go to jail, but an investigation by the Dallas Morning News has found that many drivers walk away with little more than probation, even after multiple infractions.

Dallas County, with the third highest drunk driving fatality rate in the Country, was found to have only given prison sentences to a little more than half of all those charged with intoxication manslaughter, the rest received probation. Prosecutors have said they would like to send more offenders to prison but overpopulation and a lack of rehabilitation services offered to prisoners, the courts are left with a choice to lock up offenders costing taxpayers more, or try to get the offenders help at a cheaper cost to citizens.

These are realities that have infuriated family members of victims killed by drunk drivers.

If you have lost a loved one in a drunk driving accident that was caused at no fault of their own, the Dallas Auto Accident Attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough may be able to help you hold those responsible accountable for their actions. Contact them to discuss your case today.