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Drunk Driving & Manslaughter Charges

If you aren’t careful, and Driving While Intoxicated, you can be charged with manslaughter if you get in a car accident and someone dies as a result.

For instance, Samuel went to one of the parties on New Year night. He got drunk but decided to go back home by driving his own car. He didn’t take the help of his friends. Unfortunately, he killed another person while driving on the way back home.

Caught by the police, he was charged with intoxication manslaughter in Texas and is right now under Jury trial. He has been fined as much as $5000 and additionally, is thought that he is going to be sentenced to as many as 10 years in jail.

Don’t be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter! 

It will not only mean a jail term and a huge fine for you, but employers shying away from hiring you in future too.

It is important to understand when you would be charged under a drunk driving offense. DUI refers to ‘Driving Under Influence.’ This refers to driving under the influence of alcohol. Thus if you are driving a motor vehicle and you have alcohol in your system you can be charged with a DUI. A DUI does not require a specific level of alcohol, just the fact that alcohol is present in the system.

Acting Responsibly

Driving under the influence of alcohol is risky not only for the driver himself or herself, but also the environment – which may include co-riders, people on the road and other vehicles in the way. Therefore before hiring someone for a job that requires vigilance while driving, for example, hiring a driver for your car or hiring drivers for your warehouse trucks, it is essential to make sure that in the past they have not driven recklessly. Their past DUI records can be accessed extremely easily.

This means that employers can locate any offender easily, and most employers do find this information out when running any background checks. Most employers would then shy away from hiring someone who has been involved in a case, making life more difficult for them.

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