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(via nbcdfw.com) A wrong-way driver was arrested after a crash that left another driver injured on Interstate 635 Monday morning, police said.

A 34-year-old man was driving a Mercedes Benz westbound in the eastbound lanes of I-635 about 3:15 a.m. when he collided head-on with a 22-year-old man driving a Chrysler Sebring, police said.

The Sebring driver fractured his left femur and also had multiple cuts and abrasions, police said.

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The Dram Shop Act

In 1987, just a few days after the Texas Supreme Court ruled in El Chico v. Poole, the Texas Legislature enacted the Dram Shop Act. It was established to hold bars liable for over-serving patrons who then went out into public and got into a car accident and injured someone else.

In a standard Dram Shop Case, there is a victim who is injured by another person. The victim in those cases are truly innocent. But the truth is that many people walk into our office here at Guest and Gray and they’ve received a DWI as a result of getting into an accident after leaving a bar where they were served alcohol to excess. These people may have a Dram Shop Case too, even though it was them who became intoxicated and only they were injured.