New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are two holidays where alcohol-related accidents and arrests skyrocket, especially in Texas. Law enforcement has implemented a zero tolerance policy, so it’s crucial for Houstonians to be on high alert.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) December 31, 2015
Houston DWI Lawyers Corso Law Group expect increased DWI arrests this New Year's Eve, pointing to increased DWI patrols and last year's increase in New Year's Eve alcohol-related accidents.
New Year’s Eve is typically celebrated with friends, family and drinking, a dangerous factor that will lead to increased DWI patrols after a shocking 21 percent increase in alcohol-related crashes occurred during last year’s New Year’s holiday, according to Corso Law Group.
Texas law enforcement plans to increase their DWI patrols during a strict enforcement period accompanied by the Texas Department of Transportation “Plan While You Can” drunk driving campaign, which will run through Jan. 1, 2016.
The initiative to combat drunk drivers seeks to keep the Texas roadways safer than last year. From Dec. 31, 2014 to Jan. 3, 2015, 409 alcohol-related traffic accidents took place in Texas, causing 34 injuries and 16 deaths, a 7 percent increase from the 2013 to 2014 New Year’s holiday.
“New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day are two holidays of the year where alcohol-related accidents and arrests skyrocket, especially in Texas,” said Christopher Corso, owner and founder of Corso Law Group. “Law enforcement has implemented a zero tolerance policy, so it’s crucial for Houstonians to be on high alert.”
Similar to last year, a No Refusal initiative will likely accompany the holiday for an extended period of time. In Texas, DWI penalties are very strict and can result in jail time, even for first time offenses.
“A DWI arrest is a serious matter, especially in Texas, and can result in high fines and extensive consequences,” Corso said. “It’s important that drivers know that they can call Corso Law Group if they’re pulled over for a DWI or any traffic violation.”
During a increased holiday enforcement period from Dec. 13, 2013 to Jan. 2, 2014, Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) issued over 1,400 DWI arrests and 24,800 speeding tickets, according to the Houston DWI attorneys at Corso Law Group.
Corso Law Group is an experienced team of legal professionals who have handled thousands of DUIs in Arizona over a combined 30 years of practicing law. Founder Christopher Corso is a former Maricopa County (Ariz.) prosecutor whose legal team can help with drunk driving cases as well as other criminal defense needs such as criminal speeding, CDL tickets, photo radar tickets, felony charges, drug possession, weapons possession, violent crimes and more.
To schedule a free consultation with Corso Law Group, please visit http://corsolawgroup.com/texas/ or call (713) 231-0499.
Corso Law Group, PLLC is located at 5177 Richmond Ave. Suite 1250 in Houston, Texas 77056.