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Drunk driving suspected in wrong way crash in Dallas

By Jeffrey Grass, Esq.  Nov. 8, 2012 2:52p

On behalf of Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass posted in Drunk Driving on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Drunk driving is suspected in a Dallas crash in which a woman headed the wrong way on the Dallas North Tollway. No serious injuries were reported in the crash. However, the driver was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

In the early morning hours of Friday, April 20, authorities received reports of an SUV headed the wrong way in the southbound lanes of the Tollway near Royal Lane. Shortly after troopers were dispatched, the woman's SUV clipped an 18-wheeler that was headed toward her, causing her vehicle to flip. The SUV landed on its side after catapulting onto the median.

Neither the SUV driver nor the truck driver was injured as a result of the crash. The woman was transported to the Dallas County Jail and may now be facing charges of DWI. The Tollway was briefly shut down to allow time for an investigation and cleanup but was reopened before the morning rush hour.

While many people assume that those who are accused of drunk driving were severely intoxicated, with blood alcohol levels way over the limit. However, that is often not the case. Sometimes, just one extra drink can put people over the limit, whether they feel it or not.

However, regardless of how intoxicated a person actually is, drunk driving charges are taken very seriously in the Dallas area. Fortunately, people accused of crimes in this country are innocent until proven guilty, giving anyone accused of drunk driving the opportunity to answer to the charges in a court of law.

Source: WFAA, "Wrong-way driver on Dallas North Tollway collides SUV into semi," Marjorie Owens, April 20, 2012

Tags: DWI, drunk driving, wrong-way driver

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