Texas DWI Law To Be Tougher?

Lawmakers in Austin have considered passing bills targeting drunk drivers but without any success. The session is almost over. I don’t understand why it is so easy to drive drunk — and maim and kill other drivers — in Texas.

At least one bill sponsored by a Republican from Dallas, freshman representative Stefani Carter, passed the House almost unanimously on Friday and moves to the Senate. It would suspend the driver’s of anyone convicted of his fifth DWI offense for 10 years.

Wait, his fifth DWI? We let people drive with four convictions?

No wonder that Texas led the nation with 1,235 DWI deaths. California, with 12 million more people, had less than 1,000. Rep. Carter personally knows the horrors of DWI: two of her siblings were killed by a drunk driver.

I just settled a DWI case just before filing suit for its maximum value. I am working up two other cases for trial, one where the driver was drunk at 11:00 a.m. (her second) and the other where he was drunk at 2:00 p.m.(his third). I was contacted today to represent someone seriously injured by a man with a BAC of .17 — his third.

I’ve been handling these cases for the last 33 years. I hope you haven’t been crashed into by a drunk — or by anyone –but please contact me if I can help you get the money you deserve.

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