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  • Truck Driver DUI: The True Scope of the Problem

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-May-2017

    Drunk driving continues to be a major problem in general, amongst drivers of all ages and vehicle types, but it can be especially dangerous when that vehicle is a commercial truck. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, in 2013, there were 464 fatal truck accidents in the state, with 355 of them in rural areas and 109 in urban areas. Nationwide, the fatality number is even more ...
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  • Texas Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 9-Dec-2016

    According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), in 2013, Texas had 1,337 deaths that were caused by drunk drivers, leading the nation with this grim number. As we all know, crashes do not always have to end in fatalities, but can also cause life-changing injuries. That same year, there were 15,687 alcohol related crash injuries and over 25,479 crashes total. These last two numbers include ...
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  • Beware of Drunk Drivers This Holiday Season

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 21-Nov-2015

    How to Stay Safe This Holiday Season With Thanksgiving marking the traditional start of the busy holiday period that will run until the end of December, families in Austin and throughout Texas are gearing up to enjoy the festive season. While nobody should be discouraged from enjoying the holiday cheer, it is important for people not to forget some important safety tips while on the road this ...
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  • Police Believe Alcohol a Factor in Deadly Collision in Texas

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 21-Apr-2015

    Authorities report that a 20-year-old woman died in a two-vehicle crash in North Austin during the evening hours of April 12. Highway officials suspect that the fatal wreck was caused by a drunk driver. According to the report, the collision occurred at about 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Burnet Road and Gracy Farms Lane as a 26-year-old man, who was operating a northbound Chevrolet Camaro on ...
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  • Suspected DUI Crash in Texas Kills 1, Injures 2

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 5-Jan-2015

    Police arrested a suspected drunk driver for his involvement in a Dec. 24 accident in Houston that killed his passenger. The accident injured two people in another vehicle as well. The driver faces two intoxicated assault charges as the result of his intoxicated condition at the time of the accident. According to reports, the collision happened early in the morning on East Crosstimbers. The ...
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  • Man Drives Wrong Way on I-10, Kills Another Driver

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 30-Dec-2014

    A driver on the highways of Texas was accused of causing a car accident after going the wrong way on Dec. 23. Reports indicate that his blood alcohol level in excess of the legal limit at the time of the collision. The collision happened around 1 a.m. on I-10, which is also known as the East Freeway. A 27-year-old man had been driving a Black Chrysler 300 when he got on the westbound lanes of the ...
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  • Suspected Drunk Driver Involved in 2 Accidents

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 29-Dec-2014

    An accident in Texas left a man dead after a hit and run driver fleeing an earlier accident crashed into his vehicle on Dec. 11 around 11 p.m. in northwest Houston. The pickup driver who allegedly caused the accident is suspected of drunk driving. The driver of the pickup was taken into custody on charges of driving while intoxicated. He is also charged with leaving the scene of an accident. ...
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  • Suspected Drunk-Driving Accident in Texas Kills 2, Injures 2

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 17-Nov-2014

    Two women were killed in an Arlington car accident on Nov. 9, authorities stated. According to the Arlington Police Department, the wreck, which also injured two individuals, might have been caused by a drunk driver. The event occurred at about 2 a.m. at the intersection of Matlock Road and the Interstate 20 service road. A westbound Chevrolet Malibu carrying four people entered the intersection ...
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  • Texas Realtor Charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Oct-2014

    According to a Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson, on Sept. 27, an accident on FM 1626 resulted in the death of a 60-year-old Austin woman and the arrest of a prominent Hays County real estate agent. The man was driving southbound in a 2009 Ford F150 when he crossed into the shoulder and then weaved into the northbound lane, hitting the Austin woman's Chrysler Sebring convertible. ...
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  • Texas Teen Injured by Drunk Driver Receives Large Settlement

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-May-2014

    A 17-year-old boy who was left paralyzed after being involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident will receive a settlement worth just under $3 million. The case received national attention after the lawyer for the then-16-year-old boy who caused the accident used an "affluenza" defense to explain his client's actions. The accident happened when the 16-year-old boy was driving a pickup ...
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  • Woman Dead After Texas Drunk Driving Accident

    Posted By Stephen Stewart || 15-Apr-2014

    A backseat passenger was killed in an accident after a drunk driver slammed into the back of the car in which she was sitting. Police investigators reported that four people were riding in a Lexus on North Sam Houston Boulevard in Texas April 13 when the hood of the car popped open. The driver reportedly pulled over and turned on her flashers in order to secure the hood, which had been held down ...
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  • Texas Teenager Charged with Intoxicated Manslaughter

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Aug-2013

    A Texas teenager is charged with intoxicated manslaughter after a car accident that took the life of one of his passengers and seriously injured the other. The fatal car crash took place on July 28, 2013 in the 9700 block of West Bellfort around 3:00 a.m. According to Houston police officers, the teenager was driving under the influence of alcohol. The teenager was driving his Nissan Maxima at a ...
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  • Drunk Driver Kills Texas Man in Highway 260 Collision

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Jun-2013

    On June 6 at approximately 3:40 p.m., a 51-year-old Cedar Park man was driving westbound on Highway 290 between McDade and Elgin when his vehicle was clipped. His truck skidded sideways on impact and rolled several times. The driver was killed in the car accident. It was initially stated that the driver of the other vehicle, a Hyundai, was distracted. However, after the fatal accident, the ...
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  • Texas Man Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 7-Jun-2013

    A 22-year-old Texas man was sentenced to 18 years in prison in connection with a fatal accident that caused the death of an off-duty police officer. The 22-year-old earlier pleaded guilty to a single count of intoxication manslaughter. During the sentencing, the man admitted to drinking seven beers, inhaling methamphetamine and smoking marijuana less than 24 hours before crashing into the off-duty ...
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  • 'Our Goal Is Zero Deaths' Says NTSB in.05 BAC Recommendation

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 16-May-2013

    Drunk driving accidents are some of the most horrific accidents that occur, many of which end with deadly results. To help reduce the risk of fatal alcohol-related accidents, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) believes that deterrence is a solution. On Tuesday afternoon, NTSB officials asked states to lower their legal blood alcohol concentration limits from.08 -- as it is in Texas -- ...
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  • Texas Lawmakers Seek Higher Penalties for Hit-And-Run

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 8-Apr-2013

    Hit-and-run car accidents are a serious problem in Texas. Not only do hit-and-run drivers fail to take responsibility for their actions, but by not staying at the scene to render aid, they make it all the more likely that their victims will die or suffer serious injuries. Many hit-and-run drivers in Texas are drunk drivers who flee the scene because they are afraid of getting a DUI. By leaving the ...
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  • Underage Drinking an Issue on St. Patty's Day, Stay Safe in Texas

    Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 15-Mar-2013

    March is like the "perfect storm" for underage drinking. There are a lot of colleges and universities across the great state of Texas, March is spring break month, and Austin draws a lot of students to the area ready to let loose for one week. Law enforcement officials in Texas know that when college kids congregate, underage drinking is often an issue and most of us don't make the ...
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