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Here’s the latest elected official or celebrity to be arrested for driving while intoxicated

Drinking and Driving

Why do we have so many “car accidents” on our roads — especially the huge number caused by drunken and drugged drivers? The chance of being injured in a DWI wreck in North Texas is a lot higher than you may realize. In Dallas, Tarrant, Collin and Denton Counties last year, drunk drivers caused over 5,000 crashes which tragically took the lives of 90 people and injured thousands of people.

We hear about the Covid-19 pandemic constantly but rarely about the DWI epidemic. But these collisions are so common that it takes someone dying in one – or a famous celebrity arrested – for the news media to mention it.

Recently we blogged about how two prominent officials — a Dallas criminal judge and a high-ranking Fort Worth police officer — were arrested for driving while intoxicated in the same weekend.

In the latest report about a public servant breaking the law, the Mayor of Granbury was arrested for DWI early Sunday morning. Worse, this was his second arrest. Ninnian Hulett, age 68, was pulled over in his highly visible red Corvette. The mayor was reportedly found guilty about seven years ago of evading arrest and later that year, was arrested for causing a DWI wreck in Fort Worth – and one more.

EDITED: The mayor resigned on May 6, 2021.

That’s outrageous. We elect people not just to make laws but obey them, just like the rest of us have to do. We expect our officials, judges, and law enforcement personnel to lead us by exhibiting the highest conduct and setting a good example, especially when innocent drivers can be injured.

We can’t sit back and allow a DWI to be normal behavior when people naturally ask, “if he can do that, why can’t I?”

Our office handles many driving while intoxicated collision cases and sees how destructive these usually high-speed crashes can be.

Celebrities arrested for DWI wreck

It’s a long list. Just some of the high profile personalities arrested for DWIs include Khloe Kardashian, Justin Bieber, Michael Phelps, Lindsay Lohan, Mel Gibson, Tim Allen, and Paris Hilton.

Tiger-Woods-after-driving-while-drugged-arrest

Tiger Woods caused a one-vehicle crash last month when he was driving up to 87 miles an hour in a residential neighborhood in Los Angeles. No blood was taken and he is not believed to have been intoxicated.

But it was not that long ago that he was found slumped over the wheel of his crashed car near his home in Florida. He claimed he had taken pain-relievers for his chronic back problems but was found with some marijuana and other drugs in his blood. He was arrested for driving under the influence.

If you or a family member has been affected by a DWI wreck

A driver who is under the influence of intoxicated alcohol or drugs can change someone’s life forever. If this has unfortunately happened to you or a family member, you should speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Bill Berenson has specialized in car and truck crashes in Fort Worth for over 40 years and has a strong record for success.

If you have unfortunately been in a DWI wreck, we will explain what your legal options are and how you can recover the damages you have lost. Please contact us by clicking here or calling 1-885-801-8585.

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