Driving while under the influence of alcohol is a big problem in Texas. Police forces across the state have stepped up efforts to combat drunk driving. Increased patrols, DUI checkpoints and public awareness campaigns are just a few examples of these law enforcement initiatives. However, drunk driving accidents continue to occur at an alarming rate despite these efforts.
Driving while under the influence of alcohol is one of the most dangerous things a person can do. Those who drive while intoxicated endanger the lives of everyone around them. When a person gets behind the wheel while intoxicated, the chances for a crash increase dramatically. In Texas and across the United States, drunk driving accidents claim the lives of at least two people every hour. A recent fatal crash in Denton left one man dead and a driver facing serious charges.