While it may not be garnering the attention of a certain homicide in Florida, Conroe has drawn the attention of local tv news as well as The New York Daily News. The media love to cover a tragedy, and three deaths allegedly caused by a woman driving on an interstate the wrong way certainly qualifies.
The trial began early this week. Testimony revealed that the person charged had 21 drinks before purportedly getting behind the wheel and driving onto IH-45 the wrong direction. The trial will continue and a jury will render a verdict in the coming days.
While it may be disconcerting to local residents that Conroe is now known to people from other regions for such a tragic event, it’s important to use these news items as reminders. We should all be aware of our alcohol intake, and take care that those around us drink responsibly as well. DWI isn’t just a burden on those who get arrested, the act itself is a potential risk to the life and limb of other around the driver. We may be DWI lawyers, and our job may be to defend our clients against any intoxication charge, but any chance we get, we urge everyone to plan before you drink, and leave the driving to the sober.