Dry Cities Increase Risk of Drunk Driver Accidents


As a Denton personal injury and wrongful death lawyer, I know that restricting the sale of alcoholic drinks does not necessarily stop people from drinking. If people want to consume alcohol, they will – even if it means driving greater distances to get it. Unfortunately, this often leads to intoxicated individuals trying to drive further distances from a “wet” location back to their home in a “dry” city.


According to the National Center for Statistics and Analysis (NCSA) dry counties have 357.89% more alcohol-related traffic fatalities than dry counties.


Although Denton County is not a dry county, there are many cities within Denton County where the sale of alcoholic beverages to be consumed off-premises is restricted.


Cities where sale of beer and wine for off-premises consumption is authorized but sale of distilled spirits is not (or mixed beverages are only authorized in restaurants):

  • Argyle
  • Aubrey
  • Bartonville
  • Celina (part)
  • Coppell (part)
  • Copper Canyon
  • Corinth
  • Dallas (part)
  • Flower Mound (part)
  • Fort Worth (part)
  • Haslet (part)
  • Hickory Creek
  • Krugerville
  • Krum
  • Lewisville (part)
  • Northlake (part)
  • Pilot Point
  • Ponder
  • Prosper (part)
  • Sanger
  • Southlake (part)


Cities in Denton County where the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption is completely prohibited (other than those considered completely dry):

  • Fort Worth (part)
  • Northlake (part)


Denton County cities which are considered to be completely dry:

  • Clark
  • Double Oak
  • Marshall Creek
  • Shady Shores


(Information provided by the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, understood to be correct as of November 2011)


Have you been injured by the negligence actions of a drunk driver?

If so, you might be entitled to compensation. Call the Anderson Law Firm today to discuss your case with a board certified personal injury and wrongful death attorney.


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