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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

It turns out many folks have no idea that their prescription medications make driving dangerous and put them at risk for a DUI arrest. A recent 2017 study looked at data from the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey, in which drivers across America were asked about drug use, including prescription drugs. Almost 20 percent said they…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

A driver has been charged with intoxication assault after police say he collided with another car while drunk on Sunday, injuring a woman and two children, according to an arrest affidavit. At 9:22 p.m. Austin police got a call about a car driving westbound on Texas 71 that was speeding and had run a red…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

On Saturday afternoon, a family of four traveling to the airport to go back home was hit by a drunk driver. It’s possible that only one of them may survive; the 10-year-old girl who was sitting in the backseat. The Latulippe family, from California, flew to Austin to visit friends, said Jim Enos. Enos’ 38-year-old…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

New-model cars are loaded with more driver distractions than ever before, including navigation systems that take an average of 40 seconds to program, according to a study of more than two dozen 2017 vehicles. “It’s a staggering increase in the technology and complexity of the vehicle in the last two to three years,” said David…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration said late last week that they are no longer pursuing the regulation that would require testing for the fatigue-inducing disorder that has been blamed for deadly rail crashes in New York City and New Jersey and several highway crashes.   The agencies argue that it…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

Austin police have arrested a man who they said was intoxicated when he crashed into a car on North Lamar Boulevard on Thursday night, sending another man to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to an arrest affidavit. Tremaine Purnell, 35, faces charges of intoxication assault and aggravated assault causing serious bodily injury, jail records…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

A pedestrian was seriously injured while crossing the street in East Austin by a vehicle that took off, but not without leaving its front license plate behind, according to the driver’s arrest affidavit. Police responded to a call at about 2:48 a.m. Saturday of a person possibly hit by a car. The victim was crossing…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

As Americans toast to Independence Day this Fourth of July, there’s another side to the celebrations they may want to avoid: death by drunk drivers. The Fourth of July is among the deadliest days for drunk driving every year, thanks to people both drinking and driving more. According to an analysis by the Insurance Institute…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

Manor police say a 7-year-old boy was the victim of an unprovoked dog attack on Monday night. Police said the child was playing in the yard of a home in the 14400 block of Callan Court around 8:08 p.m. when the dog, a pit bull mix, ran out of a residence as its owner opened…

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The Traub Law Office, P.C. Austin TX

A man died in New Braunfels on Wednesday morning after being hit by a pickup truck while walking across Texas 46. Police say the crash happened in the 1100 block of the highway around 12:06 a.m. The man, identified by police as 32-year-old Rudy Varela Jr. of New Braunfels, had been driving a Volkswagen Jetta…

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