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Suspected drunk driver crashes into police squad car in Irving

A suspected drunken driver crashed into a squad car on Highway 183 in Irving according to Dallas News.

Details of the drunk driving accident in Irving

The Irving drunk driving accident happened on Sunday, September 30, 2018, at around 9:30 p.m. A squad car belonging to the Forth Worth police was used to set up a roadblock on the highway when a driver suspected to be drunk, smashed into the squad car causing a car accident in Irving, Texas. The police are still waiting for the results of his blood alcohol concentration test, and according to an Irving police spokesman, he will be charged if found guilty of driving while intoxicated. Forth Worth police were helping with another crash near Highway 360 when the accident happened.

Drunk Drivers Cause Many Serious Car Accidents

Driving under the influence of alcohol is a serious offense. Since 2002, it has been ruled illegal in the 50 states in the United States. It is illegal to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% and above. Some states have tiers of penalty for drivers found to be drunk while driving depending on how drunk he is as shown by his blood alcohol concentration. The tiers are for 0.08, 0.10, and 0.16% or higher. Penalties for impaired driving include fines, loss of driving privileges and, repeated offenders face, jail time. A BAC above 0.08 is the standard for establishing that a driver is driving under the influence of alcohol. Before the blood alcohol level is checked, one can identify a drunk driver with the following signs:

  • Having trouble staying in their lane
  • Going over the yellow center line
  • Driving at a dangerous speed
  • Failing to use headlights at night
  • Failing roadside sobriety tests
  • Slurring words
  • Having red or glassy eyes

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*This blog is for informational purposes only and is not intended to, and should not be construed as legal advice.