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Dallas Area DWI Arrests May Increase During the 2022 Holiday Season

 Posted on November 29, 2022 in Bail Bonds

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Most of the time, the rate of alcohol use increases during the holidays, and this leads in turn to higher rates of drunk driving. People get together for celebrations with family and friends, and these gatherings often involve alcohol. At the same time, the holidays may involve stress or loneliness, and this can also lead to increased substance use. Police officers are aware of these trends, and they will be taking a closer look at drivers who may potentially be under the influence of alcohol, leading to more DWI arrests. Drivers who are arrested and charged with DWI will need to understand how they can get released by obtaining a bail bond.

Likelihood of Increased DWI Arrests by Dallas Police

In Dallas, some recent events are also likely to lead to an increased number of people being arrested for drunk driving. In October of 2022, a Dallas Police Department officer was killed by a drunk driver who was driving the wrong way on a road, and another officer was hospitalized by a person driving a stolen vehicle who was suspected of being intoxicated. In response to these events, the Dallas Police Department has increased the number of officers assigned to its driving under the influence unit. These enhanced efforts to address drunk driving will most likely lead to more people being arrested for DWI.

These efforts may also address the overall increase in the levels of intoxicated driving over the past few years. This trend has affected both the state of Texas and the rest of the United States. In 2020, around 83,000 people were arrested for DWI in Texas, and this number increased to more than 89,000 in 2021. While the number of DWI arrests has decreased slightly in 2022, it is still likely to be higher than it was prior to 2020.

Those who are arrested and charged with DWI will need to understand what to do next. For most people, getting released from police custody as soon as possible will be crucial. To do so, they will need to pay an amount of bail set by a judge. In DWI arrests, this amount is usually a few hundred to a few thousand dollars. For a second DWI, bail may be several thousand dollars, and for a third DWI, a person may be required to pay $10,000 or more.

For those who are unable to pay the full amount of bail set by a judge following a DWI charge or who cannot quickly put together the necessary funds, a bail bondsman can ensure that bail is paid on their behalf. In most cases, a person will only need to pay 10 percent of the total amount of bail. A bail bondsman can also make sure all procedures are followed correctly to allow a person to be released from jail, and they can assist with other issues, such as helping a person meet all requirements put in place during their case.

Contact Our Dallas Bail Agents

At Doc's Bail Bonds, we can assist you with DWI bail bonds in the Dallas area. Whether you are facing a DWI charge or have an immediate family member who has been arrested, our experienced bail agents are here to help. We offer fast service and affordable payment options, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that you can get out of jail as quickly as possible. You can contact our Collin County bail bond professionals at 214-747-4110 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.




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