• July 17, 2017

Hollywood Park, TX: Police Officer Injured in Suspected DUI Accident at Highway 281 & Donella Drive

Hollywood Park, TX -- A crash in Hollywood Park, Texas at the intersection of Highway 281 & Donella Drive around 3:30 a.m. left an unidentified police officer with injuries.

According to reports, an unidentified woman and a police officer were both traveling north on the access road of 281 and stopped at a light. The unnamed woman, in the far left lane of the road, went straight instead of turning when the light changed. The woman's vehicle collided with a vehicle occupied by the victim.

The unidentified police officer was taken to a nearby hospital with back injuries.

It's yet to be confirmed, however, the incident is being investigated as alcohol-related.

map of the area

Commentary

One thing I noticed is that many people whose political battle cry is, "Back the Blue." think that dram shop law is a way to reward drunk drivers.

One of the reasons our roadways are so dangerous between the hours of 1 and 4 a.m. on the weekends is because many bars are breaking the law. And, what's one profession who faces the most on the job danger between the hours of 1 and 4 a.m.? Police officers. (In fact, one prevailing theory claims impaired drivers have higher incidents of crashing into police vehicles as they are hypnotically attracted to flashing lights.)

I think if there's any way to punish bars for contributing to the potential dangers faced by those who protect and serve, that's a net positive. That's why for me, I back the blue by supporting dram laws.

--Grossman Law Offices

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