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May 2013 Archives

Texas woman charged with vehicular homicide

A 21-year-old woman has been charged with murder and evading arrest after causing a fatal accident while she fled authorities. The woman is suspected to have driven the getaway car after her accomplices stole merchandise worth $2,600 from a nearby Macy's. The car accident took place on Highway 59 near Humble, Texas.

Trey Apffel was elected State Bar of Texas President-elect

Trey Apffel was elected State Bar of Texas President-elect in the run-off election. Apffel received 14,721 votes, or 52.55 percent, and Fischer received 13,290 votes, or 47.45 percent.                                          

Texas among states considering lower BAC standards

Drunk driving laws have drastically changed over the years to help curb a serious problem in the United States. The changes are a direct result of the high number of serious, sometimes fatal, auto accidents caused by people who were drinking alcohol just prior to driving. According to the National Transportation Safety Board, the current blood alcohol content standard is simply not low enough.

Texas woman pleads guilty to intoxication manslaughter

In Sept. 2011, a Texas woman left a bar in Austin with her 22-year-old companion. She drove the wrong way down Ben White Road and drove head-on into a delivery truck. Her passenger was killed in the car accident. It was not stated whether either driver was injured when the vehicles collided.

TBIs can be caused by violence

In Texas, bar fights and other altercations are common events and many people tend to minimize the possible serious effects of these brawls. However, as one Georgia case shows, traumatic brain injuries can easily occur during a "routine" bar fight, leaving victims helpless and debilitated.

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