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Bexar County Records High Number of DUI Arrests

Tyler Goodwin1 year ago

According to county data, 600 people were given felony drunk driving charges in Bexar County from January 1, 2015 to September 30, 2015.

56 Arrested in September

56 people were arrested under intoxication-related charges, i.e., manslaughter, assault, and driving while intoxicated, in September alone. The September charges broken down are as follows:

  • Intoxication assault (third degree felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison): 3
  • Driving while intoxicated — with child passenger under 15 years old (state jail felony punishable by up to two years in prison): 6
  • Driving while intoxicated — third or more (third degree felony): 47

No charges of intoxication manslaughter were filed in September, but at least 10 people have lost their lives by drivers suspected to be drunk driving since January 1.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • 3,534 people were killed in auto accidents in Texas in 2014 – a 3.7 percent increase from the 3,408 deaths recorded in 2013.
  • 1,041 of the fatalities recorded in 2014 were linked to collisions in which a driver was under the influence of alcohol.
  • Alcohol related crashes were most prevalent on Saturdays between the hours of 2:00 am and 3:00 am.

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