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Trooper patrols increase in Texas for Memorial Day weekend

Posted on May 25th, 2012 No Comments

The Department of Public Safety has decided to increase the number of trooper patrols this weekend throughout the state of Texas in order to protect the public from erratic and irresponsible drivers on the road for the Memorial Day holiday.

The added trooper patrols will be present from Friday, May 25, until Monday, May 28. Their focus will be on drunk drivers, people traveling at excessive speeds, and drivers who are not wearing their seat belts.

Last year, the increase in patrols for Memorial Day weekend resulted in 518 drunk driving arrests, 6,000 citations for speeding, and 1,500 citations for seat belt violations. Police officers are urging Texas drivers to act responsibly over the weekend and proceed with caution on the roadways.

Drunk driving accidents can result in severe injuries. If you have been injured in a car accident due to a drunk driver, please contact the drunk driving lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers (210) 999-9999 today.

Don’t drink and drive on Cinco de Mayo

Posted on May 2nd, 2012 No Comments

Cinco de Mayo parties will be in full swing come this Saturday, and it is important that people are not getting behind the wheel after consuming alcoholic beverages.

This is the first time in the last five years that the Mexican holiday falls on a weekend, and police departments are taking extra precautions when dealing with potential drunk drivers on the roads. There will be additional patrols out on Saturday trying to prevent senseless car accidents from taking place.

With so many celebrations occurring all over the San Antonio area, it is important to assign a designated driver before participating in the events, or to secure a cab in order to safely return home after celebrating this weekend.

Car accidents caused by drunk drivers can cause severe injuries, and even death. If you have been injured in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, please contact the San Antonio drunk driving injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999 today.

Fiesta begins in San Antonio, police increase patrol officers

Posted on April 20th, 2012 No Comments

The 10-day long celebration, properly named Fiesta, officially began yesterday in San Antonio.

San Antonio Police have announced that they will increase the amount of patrol officers in circulation throughout the celebration in order to prevent drunk driving accidents from taking place. Last year during Fiesta, there were approximately 250 drunk driving arrests in the city.

This is San Antonio’s largest party of the entire year, and includes food, live music, medal giveaways, and alcohol. People who plan on attending are urged to designated a driver or plan a safe ride home before arriving and participating in the festivities.

Drunk driving can lead to serious, and often times fatal car accidents. If you have been involved in a car accident that was caused by a drunk driver, please contact the San Antonio drunk driving injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999 today.

Houston Texans play Cincinnati Bengals this Saturday

Posted on January 4th, 2012 No Comments

San Antonio car accident lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers announce the Houston Texans first NFL playoff game in history this weekend.

On Saturday at 3:30pm, the Houston Texans football team will play the Cincinnati Bengals in their first playoff game since they joined the NFL at Reliant Stadium in Houston.

The Texans’ defense is their strong suit, and that is thanks to defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips.  Phillips, former head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, has compiled a powerful defense with linebacker Brian Cushing and cornerback Jonathan Joseph.

For more information on this weekend’s game, visit

Cell phone ban urged for drivers across the country

Posted on December 15th, 2011 No Comments

On Tuesday, the National Highway Traffic Safety Board released a proposal for a nationwide ban on all cell phone use  while driving.

This proposal came after a tragic car accident in August 2010 in Gray Summit, MO that left two dead and injured 38 others.  The driver of the pickup truck that caused the accident was a 19 year old who sent 11 text messages in 11 minutes before the incident.

According to Chairwoman Deborah A.P. Hersman of the NHTSB, “More than 3,000 people lost their lives last year in distraction-related accidents…no call, no text, no update, is worth a human life.”

San Antonio, in addition to Austin, El Paso, and Arlington, banned texting while driving in October of 2010.  Though the NHTSB cannot actually pass any laws banning cell phone use, this proposal sends a very clear and strong message to legislatures that are responsible for changing such laws.

San Antonio woman hospitalized after being hit by drunk driver

Posted on October 12th, 2011 No Comments

A 22-year-old is suspected of driving under the influence after the car he was driving struck a San Antonio woman who was walking in a crosswalk. When the woman was hit she slammed into the windshield of the car as the driver fled from the scene.

The woman was taken to a local hospital and did not receive any life-threatening injuries.

A police officer who happened to be in the area witnessed the hit-and-run and reported it to the department. The driver was not willing to pull over and ultimately stopped when he hit a fire hydrant less than one mile from the scene of the accident.

The driver was taken into custody as he will face several charges for the incident including intoxication and evading arrest.

If you or someone you know has been hurt in a drunk driving accident, please contact the San Antonio Drunk Driving Injury Lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by calling (210) 999-9999 today.

2 Injured in San Antonio Drunk Driving Accident

Posted on February 16th, 2011 No Comments

Two people were injured Wednesday morning in a San Antonio car accident caused by a wrong-way driver.

According to officials with the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office, emergency dispatchers received a phone call shortly after 5:30 a.m. from someone who reported seeing a wrong-way driver on Loop 1604. When deputies arrived on the scene, they observed the crash site on 1604, just south of Highway 90.

According to Sergeant Aaron Vonmuldau, it appeared the wrong-way driver was heading north in the southbound lane when he collided head-on with a southbound vehicle. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles with the Jaws of Life, Vonmuldau said.

The two victims were transported by ambulance to University Hospital in stable condition.

Vonmuldau said it appeared the wrong-way driver was under the influence of alcohol.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a similar car accident, the San Antonio drunk driving injury lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers can help. To learn more, contact us at (210) 999-9999.

San Antonio Police Officer Injured by Drunk Driver

Posted on January 28th, 2011 No Comments

A San Antonio Police Officer was seriously injured by an alleged drunk driver Sunday.

According to officials with the San Antonio Police Department, officer Michael Thornton was struck by a vehicle driven by 24 year-old Kevin Balditt Sunday night on Interstate 35. Thornton had stopped on the Interstate to assist a stranded motorist when Balditt strayed onto the shoulder and struck the officer.

The two motorists Thornton had been helping pulled the officer to safety and called an ambulance. He was transported to Brooke Army Medical Center for treatment. Thornton lost his right foot in the accident. Doctors remain optimistic that his lower leg can be saved so he can be fitted with a prosthetic foot.

Balditt was charged with intoxication assault. He was convicted of DWI in 2005. In 2007, Balditt was arrested again for DWI, but, according to state records, the charges were dropped due to insufficient evidence.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, the San Antonio drunk driving injury attorneys of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers can help. To learn more, contact us at (210) 999-9999.

Four injured in wrong-way drunk driving accident

Posted on November 22nd, 2010 No Comments

According to San Antonio police, four people were injured when a man speeding the wrong way on Loop 410 smashed into their vehicle head-on.

The accident occurred Sunday morning around 7 AM near the Broadway Street Exit on Loop 410. The 21-year-old driver of a green sedan was headed west in the eastbound lanes and crashed into a silver sedan going the right direction.

The three occupants of the car were injured, while the driver of the green sedan was critically hurt. Police say he was going as fast as 90 miles per hour.

All four were taken to University Hospital. Police say that the driver of the green sedan was intoxicated and will face charges of intoxication assault.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a drunk driver, contact the San Antonio drunk driving accident lawyers of Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers at (210) 999-9999 to learn more about your rights.

One Dead, Several Injured in Wrong Way Crash

Posted on July 14th, 2010 No Comments

Authorities report that a 22-year-old member of the United States Army was driving the wrong way on Highway 90 last night near South Zarzamora. Several vehicles were able to dodge the wrong-way vehicle. KENS5 reports, “However, he reportedly smashed into a Dodge Nitro sports utility vehicle.” That vehicle carried 38-year-old Juan Urrutia. He was killed on the scene. The driver of the Dodge was injured as well.

Police report that the Army man also hit another vehicle. It’s passengers were taken to the hospital with injuries.

According to KENS5, “the soldier was taken to University Hospital to undergo a mandatory blood draw. It’s required in death or injury accidents where alcohol is suspected.” The suspect is expected to be charged with intoxication manslaughter and assault.

The road can be a dangerous place, especially when alcohol is involved. If you or someone you know has been injured as the result of a drunk driver, contact the San Antonio Drunk Driving Injury Lawyers at Chris Mayo Injury Lawyers by dialing (210) 999-9999.

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