Denton, TX – Officer Injured in DUI Accident on W McKinney St
Denton, TX (December 8, 2019) A DUI accident involving a Denton police officer occurred near the intersection of West McKinney Street and North Elm Street. According to reports, the drunk driver crashed into the police officer’s vehicle at about 3:30 a.m.
Police officers arrived and arrested the driver, 31-year-old Robert Howard, and charged him with driving under the influence. Reports show that he has also been charged with driving under the influence in the past.
The Denton police officer sustained injuries and was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment.
The accident is still under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured police officer at this time as we wish him a full recovery.
DUI Accidents in Texas
Studies show that 17,000 fatalities occur annually as a result of DUI accidents. It’s unfortunate that drivers get behind the wheel intoxicated instead of using a ridesharing service for their safety and the safety of others. Drunk drivers are the most likely to speed, break traffic laws, and drive in the wrong lanes due to incoherence.
Drunk driving is a negligent act that drivers should be held accountable for, especially if their actions cause others harm.
At The Benton Law Firm, we legally insist victims who have been injured in DUI accidents caused by other drivers. We work hard to help them win their claims and receive as much compensation as possible to cover damages and losses. Contact our office today for a free consultation if you or someone you love was injured in a DUI accident. We can be reached at (214) 219-4878.
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