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Police accuse driver of DUI in pedestrian death

A 50-year-old man lost his life in a pedestrian versus car accident. Regardless of the circumstances, that is a tragedy. However, that does not mean that the driver believed to be involved in the crash does not have the right to challenge the charges he may face in connection with the accident. Police suspect the man of DUI, and he was booked into the jail in the Texas county where the incident occurred on a charge of intoxicated manslaughter, along with other charges relating to drugs.

DUI or DWI traffic stops don't always go well for drivers

The state of Texas takes it seriously when drivers get behind the wheel of their cars after drinking. Because of this, many of the state's law enforcement agencies make it a priority to initiate traffic stops regarding vehicles they believe may be driven by an impaired driver. Drivers always have the right to challenge DUI or DWI charges, but in some cases, they do not make it easy on themselves.

Alleged DUI-related crash caught on tape

Dashboard cameras in patrol cars are there to protect the officers as much as they are those who are pulled over by police. The footage from those cameras often ends up in court in both criminal and civil proceedings, depending on the circumstances. The videos can be compelling, but they may not tell the whole story. For instance, the "dash cam" of a Texas police officer shows an accident that ended in the arrest of a driver for DUI.

Woman accused of DUI headed for court, a year after accident

When two cars collide, the exact cause of the accident is not always known. In some Texas collisions, one or more people wind up facing criminal charges, such as those suspected of DUI. That's what happened to one woman, who is preparing now for a trial set to begin, one year after the accident in which she was involved.

How Social Media Activity Can Hurt A DUI Case

Some New Braunfels college students who drink and drive like to make light of their situations, especially if law enforcement catches them; it is, in fact, a way to cope with getting into trouble. Unfortunately, many of them turn to Facebook, Instagram and other outlets that can create even more problems.

Enforcement up for Texas DUI/DWI

The Fourth of July is a major holiday for most in America, and folks in Texas are no different. People take to the streets and waterways to celebrate the nation's birthday every year. Sometimes, though, the celebration can lead to excessive drinking. That is what the authorities focused on this past week -- the search for those suspected of DUI/DWI on the roads.

Driving after drinking can lead to DUI/DWI in Texas

When people travel the roads here in Texas, they assume that everyone that is on the roadway is driving safely. For some drivers, that is not the case. Drivers can be under the influence of medication, alcohol, drugs or even suffering from illness. Police must perform tests to determine if a suspect is driving under the influence before charging the driver with DUI/DWI. This is what occurred recently on a warm late-spring morning in Athens-Clark County.

Governor Abbott signs 'second chances bill'

Ask anyone who has previously been convicted of a relatively low-level offense about the impact it has had on their lives and you might be surprised. Indeed, the unfortunate reality for many of these people is that despite paying their debt to society, they continue to be punished for their one-time mistake in judgment, facing everything from diminished employment prospects to limited housing opportunities.

What to Do at a Texas DWI Checkpoint

Being stopped at a sobriety checkpoint is a major source of anxiety for many drivers. Regardless of whether or not you have been drinking, the process of being stopped at a roadblock, questioned by the police, and possibly being subjected to further interrogation can be an unsettling experience - especially if the police should have reason to suspect that you are guilty of driving while intoxicated (DWI). Fortunately, there are several things you can do to ensure your rights are protected and reduce your chances of winding up in the back of a squad car.

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