Police officers know that Houstonians will be drinking while watching the game and they will be out in full force, looking for DWI offenders as well as other traffic violations.
Houston, Texas (PRWEB) January 28, 2016
A game plan isn’t only a term NFL players need to know for the Super Bowl. This year, all Houstonians should plan ahead, expecting increased DWI patrols and alcohol-related accidents on the roads during the 2016 Super Bowl weekend, according to DWI attorney Christopher Corso, founder of Corso Law Group.
One Hundred Twenty-eight alcohol-related traffic crashes occurred on Super Bowl Sunday in 2014 according to the Texas Department of Transportation, resulting in eight deaths, which is a 14 percent increase compared to Super Bowl Sunday in 2013.
“Police officers know that Houstonians will be drinking while watching the game and they will be out in full force, looking for DWI offenders as well as other traffic violations,” Corso said.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, studies show that 51 percent of Texans who report drinking at football watch parties say they have three or more drinks. And 45 percent of Texans who consume alcohol during a football watch party report driving home afterwards.
Last year during football season in Texas, (September 4, 2014 to February 1, 2015) there were 10,676 alcohol-related traffic accidents reported according to the Texas Department of Transportation, causing 492 deaths, a seven percent increase in fatalities from the previous season.
Drinking while intoxicated is a serious offense in Texas with even first time offenders at risk for receiving jail time and expensive fines.
“Not only are DWI laws strict in Texas, but the potential of a No-Refusal Weekend makes these situations even more difficult to navigate,” Corso said. “If you’re pulled over for a DWI or any type of traffic violation, know that Corso Law Group is here to help. It’s crucial to contact an attorney who is highly experienced and fully understands these types of cases.”
While a No-Refusal Weekend has yet to be announced, such DWI crackdowns have taken place over Super Bowl weekend in previous years. In 2014, a Texas judge issued search warrants for the blood draw of nine people who were arrested for DWIs as a part of the initiative, according to KXAN.
“We just want to remind drivers that increased officers on the roads means there’s a greater chance that you’ll be pulled over for any type of traffic offense,” Corso said. “Stay safe, but remember it’s always smart to know who to call if you’re in any sort of legal trouble.”
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.
Christopher Corso is solely licensed to practice law in the state of Arizona. All Texas cases will be handled by a licensed attorney in Texas.
Corso Law Group is located at 5177 Richmond Avenue, Suite 1250, in Houston. To schedule a free consultation, please visit http://www.corsolawgroup.com or call (731) 231-0499.