Local Defense Attorney Frank Sellers said college students returning to Lubbock could explain the rise in alcohol-related crashes.
“With all of the college students and being in Lubbock I think that there’s a trend here toward people drinking more than other places,” Sellers said. “Some of them six hours away from home for the first time and They don’t know any better even if they should.”
Sellers said Texas laws allow driving after drinking, but only if it stays under the legal limit.
“Responsible drinking is legal but to get to the point where you’re over the limit or at the limit is where people start running in to problems,” Sellers said.