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Bexar County Releases Statistics for July DWI Arrests

Destiny Baker3 years ago

The San Antonio Express News has released an article citing statistics for Bexar County DWI arrests made in July.

In Bexar County, the No Refusal program is in effect every day. The program dictates that if a suspected DWI offender refuses a breathalyzer or blood sample at the time of arrest, a blood sample may be taken after a warrant is issued.

Bexar County July DWI Arrests

As published by the San Antonio Express News:

• In total, 651 offenders were arrested for driving while intoxicated in July 2013.
• The majority, 331, resulted in blood draws.
• Of those arrested, 165 were on their second offense or higher.
• Thirteen people were arrested for DWI with a child under 15 in the vehicle.
• Another report counted 3 cases of intoxicated assault in July and 4 cases of intoxicated manslaughter.

National Drunk Driving Statistics

• According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 9,878 people died as the result of drunk driving in 2011 – approximately 27 deaths a day.
• The NHTSA states that 1 person is injured in a drunk driving accident every 90 seconds.
• The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 300,000 adults will get behind the wheel after having too much to drink every day.
• The NHTSA has found that drunk driving cost the United States $132 billion a year.
• In 2010, 211 children were killed in drunk driving accidents. 62 percent of those children were riding with the drunk driver.

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