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Texas DWI crash victims upset with Rep. Gonzalez

El Paso readers have likely heard that state Rep. Naomi Gonzalez was recently arrested for driving while intoxicated. The lawmaker allegedly rear-ended a vehicle in the early hours of a weeknight morning, around 2 a.m. The crash turned into a pile-up when the car that was rear-ended was then pushed into a cyclist. Fortunately, no one sustained serious injuries.

Driver's 3rd DWI leads to deaths of mother and daughter in Texas

A person can be the safest driver and the most careful parent but still wind up in the worst situation possible. With regards to traffic safety, it's a team sport. Individuals are only as safe as the person who is driving next to them. When one driver drives drunk, others on the road fall victim to the reckless decision.

Multi-millionaire from Texas involved in unusual adoption

Many children who are adopted privately in the United States are just that: children. Not many adoptive children are 42 years old. In a bizarre story, a Texas man recently adopted a 42-year-old woman. To make a strange story even stranger, he is only five years older than she is, and she is his girlfriend. If you are suspicious of his motives, you are not alone. Two years ago, the Texas man, ran a stop sign and crashed into another car while driving drunk in Florida, killing a recent college graduate. The family of the victim is now suing the driver for the wrongful death of their loved one.

Will evidence be enough to fuel valid DWI case in Texas?

When someone is killed in a hit-and-run accident, it is natural that officials and the general public would want to identify the exact person who caused the car crash. An investigation into a fatal Texas crash that occurred on Monday has led police to a suspect, but will the evidence be enough to support a criminal conviction or an effective wrongful death lawsuit?

El Paso escaped DWI accidents this New Year's holiday

With the holiday season comes excitement about family, fun, food and drinks. The drinks are where the danger comes in, usually. It sounds like this New Year's celebration in El Paso turned out to be a relatively safe one with regards to DWI accidents.

Did past DUI offender repeat mistake in recent El Paso pileup?

Two men died and various others were injured in a string of horrific crashes supposedly involving drunk driving that closed a stretch of Interstate 10 just outside of El Paso last Sunday. These two men, ages 45 and 22, have both been taken from this world as the result of the 45-year-old's suspected reckless behavior of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. The negligent driver allegedly drank alcohol before causing an initial accident and then driving the wrong way down I-10. After hitting a traffic sign, he gained entry onto the interstate going the wrong direction. Car after car was affected by the wrongdoing. The others who were injured in this suspected drunk driving accident were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Lights out: Man hits pole, causes power outage, gets DUI

If you live in El Paso's Pebble Hills neighborhood and couldn't brew your coffee or straighten your hair this morning because you had no power, you may have a drunk driver to thank for it. A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of driving drunk and causing an accident that led to Pebble Hills being without power for several hours.

Thanksgiving battle against DWIs starts tomorrow

With turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and warm pumpkin pie comes another common component of the anticipated holiday meal. Wine or various other alcoholic drinks are often paired with the hearty meal. Some might even feel that the holidays just aren't the same without enjoying an alcoholic drink.

Anti-drunk driving advocates want Texas to be '5-star' state

Texas is known as "The Lone Star State," but that just isn't good enough for many throughout the state whose lives have been devastated as a result of drunk driving. They want Texas to get a five-star rating with regards to a system used by Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

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