Fort Worth police officer Jesus Cisneros, who was DWI and killed the mother of two small children was indicted for intoxication manslaughter. I previously wrote about this horrible crash HERE and HERE. Let’s hope Cisneros spends many years in jail. Incredibly, he has appealed his termination by the FWPD.
Also yesterday, an Arlington woman was sentenced to 26 years in prison for intoxication manslaughter and assault and wrote a separate blog about this terrible tragedy.
My friends at Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) report that 40% of fatal crashes involved alcohol. And for fatal crashes occurring from midnight to 3 a.m., almost all of them (77%) involved alcohol.
State laws in 31 states still allow someone to operate a motor vehicle and consume alcohol until his blood alcohol concentration is 0.10 g/dl. Texas lowered the limit to .08, but I believe it should be lower.
I sue drunk drivers for the pain and injuries they cause to my innocent clients. Not only does alcohol make people more likely to swerve out of their lane or to ignore traffic signals, drunk drivers also drive faster and take more risks. A crash caused by a drunk driver may cause severe injuries or death.
You should not have to suffer because someone was too stupid or cheap to take a taxi home or get a ride. You need an attorney with experience handing cases against drunk drivers. If you’ve been hurt in a wreck, call or e-mail my office today at 817-885-8000 so I can help you get all the money you deserve.
I am proud of the work MADD does helping victims of drunk drivers and their families and I donate a portion of my fee from drunk driving verdicts and settlements to MADD.