Impacts of the Pandemic on Impaired Driving

Click on the links below to read some interesting news articles about how the COVID-19 pandemic has (or has not) impacted the number of DWI arrests in various parts of the state.

Fewer DWI’s in El Paso During COVID-19 Pandemic

DWI Arrests During Pandemic Down 41%, Recent Data Shows

DWI Numbers Rising Quickly as Houston Reopens

DWI Arrests in Austin Doubled the First Weekend Bars Reopened in May, New Data Shows

Despite Pandemic, Drunk Driving Numbers Still Up in North Texas

Pandemic Has Not Stopped DWI Epidemic


Upcoming National Judicial College Webinar: Access to Justice in Impaired Driving Cases – Costs of Pre-Trial Conditions

The National Judicial College (NJC) will be presenting the following webinar in August:

Title: Access to Justice in Impaired Driving Cases – Costs of Pre-Trial Conditions

Date & Time: Wednesday, August 19, 2020 at 11 a.m. CDT

Course Description: This NJC webcast, funded by NHTSA, will focus on the delicate balancing act of imposing pre-trial conditions on impaired drivers in traffic courts and the obstacles they often face in complying. This course will explore innovative and creative approaches to these cases while in the pre-trial stage and ways to avoid often crippling legal financial obligations and cost prohibitive conditions before final adjudication. This course will also address some of the practical challenges presented in imposing some conditions.

If you are interested in attending the webinar, you can register here.