One for the Road: Open Container Laws in Texas

One for the Road: Open Container Laws in Texas

Impaired driving due to alcohol use has been a problem in the United States for years. Because so many injuries and fatalities occur due to people driving while intoxicated, the federal government has laws on the books that assign harsh penalties for the crime....
Austin Crime Levels Dropped Last Month

Austin Crime Levels Dropped Last Month

According to Hoodline, Austin crime levels dropped significantly in the month of April as opposed to March. Hoodline reports that the total number of incidents fell from 8,693 incidents in March to 7,856 incidents in April, nearly a 10 percent drop in over-all crime....
Austin Man Jailed For Drunk Driving on a Motor Scooter

Austin Man Jailed For Drunk Driving on a Motor Scooter

Halloween night is a night of Tom foolery but this guy took that one step further. Travis Walker, 30, was arrested for his third, or more, time for drunk driving on a scooter. Walker was convicted of DWI twice in Harris County, 2010 and 2012. Witnesses saw him crash...
Don’t Drink and Scooter

Don’t Drink and Scooter

According to the Austin Transportation Department, rentals of the city’s popular motorized scooters are running into quite a bit of a snag – that snag being individuals who are drunk, attempting to ride them. The problem has become so intense that the...
Austin To Welcome 24/7 Sobering Center This Coming Fall

Austin To Welcome 24/7 Sobering Center This Coming Fall

This coming October will see the official launch of the Austin-Travis County Sobering Center; however, before then, the center will open its doors for a limited time in late August. The center will offer both emergency personnel and law enforcement officers with an...