Austin Car Accident Attorney Hopes Fewer DWI Arrests over July 4 Holiday Marks True Sign of Progress

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Bob Richardson of the Bob Richardson Law Firm says lower arrest numbers during law enforcement’s DWI crackdown earlier this month could indicate that fewer drivers are engaging in the dangerous act of drinking and driving.

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We’re cautiously optimistic that the relatively few DWI arrests reported after this Fourth of July are an indication that the trend is starting to reverse.

Austin car accident lawyer Bob Richardson today applauded recently released statistics showing there was a decrease in DWI arrests over the July 4 holiday. Richardson said the stats indicate that work to curb drunken driving in the Austin area is producing results.

“As our law firm noted in January, our state was moving in the wrong direction after statistics showed more Texas drunk driving deaths in 2010 than in 2009,” said Richardson, founder of the Bob Richardson Law Firm. “We’re cautiously optimistic that the relatively few DWI arrests reported after this Fourth of July are an indication that the trend is starting to reverse.”

Austin police said earlier this month that 17 people were arrested during the Fourth of July weekend on driving while intoxicated (DWI) charges, according to KEYE TV. In 2011, Austin police jailed 73 drivers for DWI over the Independence Day weekend.

“Texas drivers need to be aware that they are subject to strict law enforcement if they choose to get in a car and drive after they drink,” Richardson said. They need to be held accountable for any harm they do in drunk-driving wrecks, too.”

The Bob Richardson Law Firm’s car accident attorneys investigate car crashes, including wrecks in DWI or drunk driving accidents, as part of personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits on behalf of individuals in Austin, Waco and throughout Texas.

“If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident that involved a driver who had been drinking, you need to get an experienced Texas car accident lawyer to review your case,” Richardson said. “A DWI conviction is not always necessary for you to obtain compensation when a drinking driver’s recklessness is the cause of your injuries.”

About The Bob Richardson Law Firm

The Bob Richardson Law Firm is a highly respected Texas personal injury and Social Security disability law firm. The firm is dedicated to providing skilled and professional legal services to clients in cases involving car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, drunk driving accidents, construction accidents, workplace accidents and slip and fall accidents as well as representation to those seeking benefits for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). The firm features offices in Austin and Waco and assists clients throughout Round Rock, Georgetown, Killeen, Temple, Cedar Park, Lakeway, Taylor, Belton and surrounding Texas communities. To learn more about The Bob Richardson Law Firm, call (800) 880-5100 or use the firm’s online contact form.

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