According to court records, 63 people have been arrested in the past month on DUI charges in San Antonio. This is a stunning increase in careless behavior. In 2016, the average number of arrests for DUIs were 50 arrests a month. Seeing such a sharp increase in arrests is shocking. Of these 63 arrests, ten endangered children by having them as passengers. Two others were charged with intoxicated manslaughter.
How to Prevent Becoming a Victim of a DUI
Unfortunately, there isn’t a lot we can do to stop drunk drivers from getting behind the wheel. However, there are steps we can take to help protect ourselves from them. The first important tip is to always remember to buckle your seatbelt. Your seatbelt has a proven record of protecting drivers in collisions and greatly reduces your chances of getting a serious injury if you end up in an accident. Next, always be sure to keep a safe following distance and be careful around intersections. The extra reaction time you give yourself could prevent you from getting into an accident with a drunk driver.
Hit by a Drunk Driver?
Getting hit by a drunk driver can be scary. After seeking medical attention, you need an attorney that can help you get the compensation you deserve. Villarreal & Begum have experience fighting for the victims of drunk drivers. If you find yourself in this unfortunate situation, call the Texas Law Guns at our office or contact us online. We are here day and night to help you. Remember, the consultation is always free.