Report A Drunk Driver: Someone Dies in Texas Traffic Every Day

In early November, Texas reached a milestone no state aspires to: 18 years without a death-free day on Texas roadways. The roadway death toll for that 18-year-period tops 66,000. In 2016, 3,776 people died on Texas roads, while 23 states saw fewer than 500 traffic fatalities. In part, the large number of Texas traffic deaths […]

Two DUI Injury Cases Trigger Bombshells Lawsuits

In February, Marvin Drake III died after slamming his motorcycle into the rear end of another vehicle at a high rate of speed. In May, Houston Police Department (HPD) Officer Chayne Brothers was hit by a car while on duty, suffering two broken wrists. At first glance, these two incidents seem to have little in […]

Car Accident Risks Increasing in Houston-Galveston Area

The 2017 State of Safety Report from the Houston-Galveston Area Council includes some disturbing accident statistics. Between 2012 and 2016, motor vehicle crashes in the area increased by more than 40%. In the same period, the Houston-Galveston region saw a 20% increase in traffic fatalities and a 9% increase in serious injuries. 77% of the […]

News Report Shows Consequences of Drunk Driving In Houston is reporting this week that a Houston man will spend the next 50 years in jail after driving drunk and killing a family of 5, including 3 children. One 16-year-old girl, Stephanie Guzman, survived the crash only to wake up from a coma and discover the rest of her family was dead and that […]

Frightening Drunk Driving Related Car Accident Stats in Houston Continue to Rise in 2013

Harris County has earned an embarrassing nickname: the drunk driving capital of Texas. Some of Houston’s most popular nicknames like “Mission Control”, “Space City”, and “H Town” are preferable, but there’s no disputing the statistics that earned Houston this shameful pseudonym. Texas already has one of the highest drunk driving accident and fatality rates in […]

Intoxication Manslaughter | Texas Penal Code § 49.08.

What is Intoxicated Manslaughter a/k/a Intoxicated Manslaughter? Intoxication Manslaughter is causing the death of another while operating a vehicle, boat, plane or amusement ride of any kind under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Texas Penal Code § 49.08. Intoxication Manslaughter (a) A person commits an offense if the person: (1) operates a motor vehicle in […]