It’s one of the most notorious holidays for alcohol-related accidents. It’s a dangerous time to be on the road, which is why police are increasing their patrols and DUI checkpoints in high-risk areas.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) June 16, 2015
Fourth of July is often celebrated with picnics, ball games, fireworks and alcohol, the latter of which can lead to dangerous roads in the Lone Star State, which is why the Houston DWI attorneys at the Corso Law Group are predicting another year of increased DWI checkpoints throughout the city.
The Houston law firm points to 2014, when several Harris County law enforcement agencies joined forces to prevent drunk driving related accidents in Houston. The Harris County Sheriff's Office had help from Baytown, Pasadena, La Porte, Jersey Village, Tomball, Galena Park, Bellaire, and Jacinto City police departments, and all eight Constable Precinct Offices during the Fourth of July weekend last year, which led to a steep increase in DWI arrests compared with the year before, according to Click 2 Houston.
As a result, nearly 200 drivers were arrested on suspicion of drunk driving over the holiday weekend, ABC 13 reports.
“Police know that Houstonians will be drinking on the Fourth of July,” said Christopher P. Corso, the founder of Houston-based Corso Law Group. “It’s one of the most notorious holidays for alcohol-related accidents. It’s a dangerous time to be on the road, which is why police are increasing their patrols and DUI checkpoints in high-risk areas.”
In 2013, Harris County alone arrested 29 individuals on suspicion of DWI, the Houston Chronicle reports, but with reinforcements from around Houston in 2014, law enforcement agencies made a total of 192 DWI-related arrests.
Texas DWI laws are strict, with mandatory jail time, large fines and alcohol monitoring devices like SCRAM bracelets are required for repeat and even first-time DWI offenders.
“Texas has zero tolerance for intoxicated driving, and the laws here reflect that mentality,” Corso said. “It’s a dangerous offense that can cause serious harm to both the driver and anyone in the area.”
The physical dangers and legal ramifications of drunk driving can be prevented by never getting behind the wheel while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
The attorneys at Corso Law Group have handled more than 40,000 cases and 20,000 DWIs over a combined 40 years of practicing law.
To schedule a free consultation with Corso Law Group, please visit http://corsolawgroup.com or call (713) 231-0499.
The Houston law office of Corso & Rhude is located at 5177 Richmond Ave., Suite 1250, Houston, Texas 77056.
About Corso Law Group
Founded by former prosecuting attorney Christopher P. Corso, Corso Law Group represents clients facing serious legal matters in Arizona and Texas. The firm uses its criminal defense experience to seek the best possible outcomes for its clients, with each case overseen by a team of experienced legal professionals dedicated to helping clients find their voice within the country’s judicial system. For more information, please visit http://www.corsolawgroup.com.