James Griffith, 1 Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in Arlington, TX
Arlington, TX -- June 19, 2022, James Griffith and another person were injured due to an accident where two vehicles crashed on Green Oaks.
Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 9:24 p.m. along Green Oaks Boulevard near Margaret Drive.
In their reports, officials said that 29-year-old James Griffith was in a Volkswagen Jetta traveling westbound along Green Oaks. Somehow, a Dodge Charger reportedly going at unsafe speeds rear-ended Griffith's vehicle.
Due to the collision, Griffith reportedly had incapacitating injuries while the other driver was said to have non-incapacitating injuries. Police allege that driver was under the influence of alcohol, and charges may be pending at this time.
Commentary on James Griffith Car Accident in Arlington
When it comes to alleged drunk driving wrecks, it's important folks understand what the exact priorities are for investigators. For authorities, obviously, ensuring a drunk driver is held accountable is always a priority. But one priority they often overlook is getting folks the help they need. That can mean more than just holding a driver accountable for breaking the law. That's because local alcohol providers often contribute to serious accidents like this, and they, too, can face consequences.
Put simply, Texas dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars, liquor stores, gas stations, restaurants--businesses that break the law and harm their communities need to be held accountable. Having confronted hundreds of those businesses, it's clear that dram shop is effective in getting them to clean up their act. The fact it can be a significant source of help for victims and families only makes it more worth looking into. Are steps being take here to consider those possibilities?