Suspected drunk driver involved in two wrecks

June 11, 2009 6:04:34 AM PDT
Police say a suspected drunk driver nearly killed two people last night when he ran a red light, the second of two accidents he was reportedly involved in.That second accident happened on Chimney Rock at Bellaire when the suspect T-boned another vehicle, nearly killing two people inside. Police say minutes earlier, the suspected drunk driver caused another accident that sent one person to the hospital.

The driver was arrested and faces DWI charges, as well as charrges for fleeing the scene of a wreck.

According a new statistic, Harris County has more alcohol-related traffic accidents than any other county in the U.S.

Local authorities say one of the ways they are trying to prevent these types of accidents is by asking people to plan on having a designated driver when they go out drinking. They also say they are stepping up enforcements.

The good news is there has been a decline of the number of cases over the last several years.

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