The Texas Department of Transportation reported that there were 963 DUI-alcohol related fatalities just in 2020.
The department says that means 1 person in Texas dies every 9 hours and 6 minutes as a result of a traffic crash involving alcohol.
In the Amarillo District in 2020, there were 414 DUI-alcohol related traffic crashes, resulting in 17 fatalities and 46 serious injuries.
In the city of Amarillo, there were 225 DUI-alcohol related traffic crashes, resulting in six fatalities and 26 serious injuries.
TxDOT is also featuring the Faces of Drunk Driving Campaign telling the story of how drunk driving changed people’s lives.