corpse at morgue after alcohol related accident

Posted on August 6, 2008 in Alcohol and Drug News, Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Drunk Driving: A Deadly Choice

“In Texas, someone is hurt or killed in an alcohol-related crash every 19 minutes, and drunk driving claims five lives every day.”

Drunk driving is a violent and deadly crime that happens far too often in our nation today. In the United States, crimes involving drunk driving actually happen more than any other type of crime. Texas sits at the top of the list, second only to California, for traffic deaths that involve the abuse of alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2004 in Texas, 1,642 motorists were killed in alcohol related accidents. What may be more disturbing than this however, is the age of the drivers being caught drinking and driving.

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DWI car crash

Posted on July 30, 2008 in Alcohol and Drug News, Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Are The Punishments for DUI Harsh Enough?

Texas is one of the leading states in the U.S. for alcohol-related traffic accidents. According to the Department of Public Safety, 98,349 arrests were made in Texas alone for drunk driving and a number this large makes you question whether or not the punishment for DUI offenses are hard enough on violators. My own personal opinion is that far too much leniency is given towards alcohol-based offenses. And it doesn’t help that when doing a search on Google, hundreds of DUI lawyers pop up ready and willing to help clear violators of the offense.

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