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I-30 WestVia NBCDFW.com: One person is dead, and another is in custody after a four car and semi truck pileup Friday night on westbound Interstate Highway 30, according to Mesquite Police.

Mesquite Police Department said that a 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe rear ended a 2008 Toyota Corolla, causing a chain reaction crash that involved four vehicles and a semi truck.

According to NBCDFW.com, Mesquite Police said the driver of the 2003 Chevrolet Tahoe, 41-year-old Jorge Valdez-Martinez, fled from the scene on foot after the crash, and he was arrested after police determined that he was intoxicated.

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Drunk driving is a problem across the United States. According to the national highway traffic safety administration, in 2014 approximately 9,967 people lost their lives in drunk driving related accidents across the country. That accounts for nearly 31% of all traffic fatalities.

In our office, we have both experienced personal injury attorneys and experienced DWI attorneys. We see DWI client after DWI client that comes through the door that received a DWI after leaving a bar where they became obviously intoxicated and the bar or restaurant let them go out into the public knowing that they presented a danger to themselves and others.

This is a huge problem here in North Texas. Just look at recent news stories from the last few months. We have countless late night fatality accidents involving allegedly drunk drivers, and some of them were either leaving a bar or restaurant where they had been served alcohol to the point of intoxication. Alcohol related accidents are not just a new phenomenon, in fact we are closing in on 30 years of dram shop liability in Texas for bars, restaurants and others who are licensed to serve alcohol in the state of Texas.