Drunk drivers by their nature are reckless individuals. Everyone understands that driving while intoxicated is not just illegal – it is also extremely dangerous. Nevertheless, far too many people continue to get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol. As a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury and wrongful death lawyer, I know that the problem is often increased in the most unlikely of places: counties and cities which prohibit or restrict the sale of alcohol.
The reason for this strange phenomenon is that those people who go out drinking and then attempt to drive home are forced to travel greater distances than if those living in wet cities (or who choose to drink at home).
As a public service, we have collected relevant information for cities within Hunt County (according to the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, understood to be correct as of November 2011).
Dry Cities in Johnson County
- Briar Oaks
- Cross Timbers
Cities within Johnson 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):
- Burleson (part)
- Mansfield (part)
No cities in Johnson County completely prohibit the sale of alcoholic beverages for off-premises consumption other than those considered completely dry.
Making a Claim Against a Drunk Driver
If you or a member of your family has been injured in an auto collision caused by an intoxicated driver, you may have a right to recover financial compensation. However, it is important that you speak with a board certified personal injury and wrongful death attorney as soon as possible following the crash.
Call the Anderson Law Firm today, toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
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