Posts Tagged ‘Drunk Driving’

Austin Police Chief Recognizes Austin's Drunk Driving Problem

Austin has had a rash of drunk driving injuries in the last several months, including the huge SXSW wreck. After Kelly Noel, a local popular blogger, was killed by a drunk driver this weekend, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo is calling for a summit on drunk driving issues.  The article noted that fifty-five percent of…

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IH 35 Wrong Way Driver Kills A San Antonio Police Officer

If you’ve read this blog at all, you know that we closely follow stories about wrong way drivers because this is a phenomenon that seems like it should never happen, and yet it’s becoming routine. This morning, a San Antonio police officer, Officer Stephanie Brown, was tragically killed along I35 when a wrong way driver slammed his SUV…

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Are The Risks Of A High Speed Police Chase Acceptable?

Earlier this week, Eliot Alfred Carvajal, was allegedly driving drunk and led Austin Police Department officers on a police chase (with speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour) that started in North Austin on I35 and ended in a fatal collision in South Austin near Brodie Lane.  As the car neared Brodie, Carvajal lost control of the…

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Don't Drink And Drive Following Your Game-Watching Party

Saturday afternoon, my family attended the funeral of my great-aunt.  After the funeral, some of the family members and guests were to attend the burial north of Austin.  Normally, funeral processions go without incident.  But not this one.  As the family’s limousine was passing through an intersection, a drunk driver ran a red light, hit the…

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More Studies Confirm Texting While Driving Is Worse Than Driving Drunk

I’m sorry for the lack of posts. The entire month has been nuts. Just this week, I have had to file two summary judgment responses, and I’m spending today finalizing some discovery. If you’re a regular reader of the blog, you know that we have somehow become a resource for information on texting while driving.…

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Text Messaging (And Twittering) While Driving

Regular readers of our blog probably know that some of our most popular posts on the site are posts about text messaging while driving.  As a result, early last year, I put together a resource page that gathered several article and studies on texting while driving.  Since that time, there have been numerous developments in…

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Austin Drunk Driving News

It’s not directly related to personal injury litigation, but a little history was made yesterday when a Travis County jury convicted a drunk driver of murder for killing someone in a car wreck.  This was the first murder conviction in Travis County for a drunk driver.  The story from the Austin American Statesman is here. For additional information…

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