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Man on a mission to lower DUI numbers

A Lubbock bar owner is hoping to decrease the number of Texans driving under the influence with the help of a vending machine-styled breathalyzer that he wants to put in bars all over the state, including eventually in Odessa.

Dave Melton of Amarillo said the idea came to him to start trying to curb drinking and driving incidents after finding out about a bar that shut down in Lubbock after a patron killed a person in an accident after leaving the bar.

“Every year it’s the same thing — drink, drive, go to jail,” Melton said when discussing the severity of the problem.

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  • Our vision

    Texans Drink Smart encourages and promotes safe alcohol consumption by placing Breathalyzer Vending Machines in local bars & restaurants.

    Our hope is that by allowing patrons to test their BrAC, they will make smart choices on whether they are within the legal limit to drive.

  • 85,715

    Number of people arrested in Texas in 2011 for DUIs.


    Number of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities in 2011, making Texas No. 1 in the U.S.

  • 6,424

    Number of DWI arrests made by the APD in 2012.


    Number of DWI arrests in Austin from 1/2013-8/2013.
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