With each passing year, it becomes more and more likely that Houston-area drunk drivers will be apprehended by police. In fact, the total number of Harris County drunk driving arrests has risen steadily every year for the past five years.
In 2009, the Texas Legislature amended the state's criminal statutes to make non-lethal strangulations a separately recognized felony offense. Prior to the change, they were lumped in with other assaults and were generally prosecuted as misdemeanors.
In two recent cases, Texas police officers have been accused of using their positions of authority to commit sexual offenses. Both are facing criminal charges and are at risk of losing their jobs.
A recent drunk driving accident in Gregg County has left Texas lawmakers wondering whether the state should ban drive-through liquor stores. Currently, Texas is among several states that allow customers to purchase packaged alcoholic drinks from drive-up windows at liquor stores and convenience stores.
Anybody who has ever gotten caught in a speed trap knows the sinking feeling that comes with the knowledge that you're about to owe a lot of money. Try to save your fellow motorists from a similar fate, however, and you could be in for much, much worse.