An allegedly intoxicated Texas driver ran a vehicle into a utility pole in Houston, knocking out the power to student housing for the University of Houston for some time. The accident took place at about 2 a.m. on March 6, and the power was restored to the apartments a few hours later. The driver of the vehicle now faces criminal charges stemming from the accident, according to reports.
A Trophy Club man was taken into custody on suspicion he committed an eighth DUI offense following his indictment on the charges on Jan. 8. The allegations stem from an accident that allegedly occurred in November 2014. He was named in the indictment in December 2014.
A man who was accused of causing two wrecks in Texas while under the influence of alcohol was taken into police custody on Dec. 11. The first accident occurred at approximately 11 p.m. while the second accident, which left a 40-year-old driver dead, occurred a short time later.
This time of year it is not uncommon for residents of cold weather states to flock south to states such as Texas, to enjoy their spring break. While in many cases the exploits visitors engage in are left behind when they return home, this is not always the case--particularly where drunk driving accidents are concerned.
Earlier this week a young woman's evening escalated into something she likely did not intend. The 21-year-old was behind the wheel of a vehicle that hit another car, killing one of its occupants. The car her vehicle ran into was a police car and the woman who died was in police custody for suspected public intoxication.
It is of course possible that anyone who gets behind the wheel to drive after consuming too much alcohol could find that he or she is facing a drunk driving arrest. This is true regardless of one’s occupation. Earlier this week however it was announced that one employer is doing what it can to keep those who work for it from facing any additional DWIs. That employer is the National Football League.