The actor Timothy Williams, who has appeared in commercials for the German discount travel company Trivago, was taken into custody on drunk driving charges by police in Texas on the afternoon of April 10. Before releasing the actor on a $100 bond, a judge ordered the actor to undergo a mental health evaluation. He is scheduled to appear in court again on April 17 according to media reports.
A Texas police officer was drunk and speeding when he was pulled over on the evening of March 23, according to a report from the Department of Public Safety. The Abilene Police Department sergeant was stopped as he was allegedly driving 10 mph over the posted 45 mph speed limit on North Danville Drive at approximately 10:27 p.m. After being charged with driving while under the influence of alcohol, he was released from the Taylor County Jail after posting a $1,000 bond.
Police in San Marcos were putting a 24-year-old woman in a cruiser when another vehicle collided with it at full speed. Authorities say that they think the driver of that vehicle was also intoxicated at the time of the crash. The incident took place at about 2:14 a.m. on March 6, and the driver of the second vehicle was a 21-year-old man who was taken into custody.
Police in El Paso discovered a man wanted by U.S. Marshals when they initiated a traffic stop in the 200 block of Walnut. According to the police report, a man behind the wheel of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro narrowly avoided a utility pole and then hit a curb. Officers determined that he was intoxicated.
When Texas drivers get behind the wheel while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, they are likely not thinking that they will get pulled over, charged, or arrested. When they see the flashing lights of a police officer in their rear view mirror, they may wonder what will happen after they get their first DUI.
On Dec. 3, Texas authorities used a stun gun to subdue a suspected drunk driver during a holiday toy drive. The incident occurred at approximately 5:35 p.m. in Southlake.
Drunk driving is a common cause of car accidents in Texas. In most states, the legal limit for blood alcohol content is .08 percent. Utah is about to become the first state to lower the legal BAC limit to .05 percent.
A Texas man convicted on Sept. 25 of his third drunk driving offense since 2004 decided to let the jury hearing his case determine his fate. This is a decision he is likely to regret. A Galveston County jury could have sentenced the man to 25 years in prison, but they chose to hand down a life sentence instead. The man will become eligible for parole after he has served 15 years of his sentence, according to the Galveston District Attorney's Office.
Texas was the scene of thousands of drunk driving accidents in 2016 according to data from the state's Department of Transportation, which is a concern for lawmakers, police departments, and road safety advocates. Researchers from the auto insurance company ValuePenguin decided to take a closer look at these statistics, and they found that some Texas cities and counties were far safer than others. They came to this conclusion after comparing the number of drunk driving fatalities in each county with overall population figures.
According to a study, Uber may play a role in cutting down on drunk driving deaths. However, the effect that Uber may have in reducing these numbers may not be the same in all places. Researchers used crash data from 2013 to 2016 in four cities including San Antonio, Texas. Crash data was then referenced against the availability of Uber in the cities being studied.