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Four people were hospitalized last week when a car crashed through a Carrolton, TX home.

A car crashed through two fences and into the back of the home around 3:30 p.m. last Thursday. Three people were in the house at the time, a mother and her two children. While they weren’t hit by the car, they were hit by debris from the accident.

The mother and her two children were taken to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries; the driver of the vehicle was also taken to the hospital for injuries, but her condition is unknown.

Carrolton police are continuing the investigation as to why the woman crashed into the house.

Source: MyFoxDFW.com, “Four hurt when car crashes into Carrolton House,” Mark Norris, September 6, 2013

 

Driver Drunk in Crash that Killed Five Crew Members of “Texas”

The driver of the vehicle that killed five cast members of the popular musical “Texas” was legally drunk according to authorities. Clinton Scott Diaz of Amarillo had a blood alcohol level more than double the legal limit as well as traces of marijuana in his system at the time of the car accident that killed six.

Diaz died along with five crew members in the accident that took place in August in the Texas panhandle.

Source: KWTX, “Driver Drunk in Crash that Killed 5 ‘Texas’ Cast, Crew Members,” September 5, 2013

 

DUI Checkpoints Could Come to Texas

Currently more 30 states in the United States allow for sobriety checkpoints, and Texas could soon be added to that list.

The House Committee on Criminal Jurisprudence took up several other DUI-related bills that are pushing for changes to Texas’ DUI laws.

In addition to legalizing sobriety checkpoints throughout Texas, ignition interlock systems are also being proposed for those who have been charged with DUIs.

Source: DUIAttorney.com, “DUI Checkpoints Could be on the Road to Texas.

 

If you have recently been involved in an auto accident in Texas or have questions about a potential DUI charge, the Shane Pellerin Law Firm is ready to answer your questions. We offer complimentary consultations to all clients to help clear up the uncertainty they may face regarding Texas personal injury laws. Contact us today to discuss your options.

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