Investigation Shows Drunk Drivers Avoiding Jail Time

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Oftentimes, many individuals see the often televised commercials regarding how tough the State of Texas is against individuals who choose to drive drunk. Well, an investigation by the staff at the Dallas Morning-News claims that stance may be a myth.

A recent article in the Dallas-Morning News details several incidents, after studying thousands, over the past few years involving drunk drivers where individuals were avoiding jail time after their actions.

In a five-part series, the article links several stories detailing how Texas leads the nation in alcohol related fatalities, and discusses what the state is currently doing about it. Not enough, is what one would be lead to believe after learning of the all-to-many accounts where individuals may not be held responsible for their actions. The article includes accounts from every angle, including: families of the victim, families of the accused, citizens, attorneys, judges, and lawmakers.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, or bicycle accident as a result of a drunk driver, please call an experienced Dallas and Plano personal injury lawyer who will aggressively fight for your legal rights.