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Fault undetermined but drunk driving charges filed in Texas crash

When a motor vehicle accident takes place on a Texas roadway, it is not always immediately apparent who is at fault. Accidents involving more than one vehicle often result in personal injuries to one or more persons. If a police officer responding to the scene determines that a driver has acted under the influence of alcohol, drunk driving charges may be filed.

Just before 11 p.m. on a recent Saturday in Houston, a sports utility vehicle was reportedly driving through an intersection. That vehicle and a small white car apparently collided. Several people suffered injuries in the crash.

The person behind the wheel of the white car was taken to a hospital for treatment. Police have charged him with intoxicated driving. A passenger in his vehicle reportedly suffered very serious injuries as well. The driver of the sports utility vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was also transported to a medical facility for treatment.

A police sergeant who responded to the scene has stated that it is yet unclear which driver is responsible for the collision. When a Texas crash results in drunk driving charges, it is typically prudent for the one charged to seek legal representation in the matter. An experienced criminal lawyer would be aware of the possible penalties if a conviction is handed down and would be able to craft a strong defense in the best interests of the accused. He or she would also make certain that law enforcement agents did not violate any of the defendant's personal rights in the process of or following an arrest.

Source: Houston Chronicle, "3 injured in drunk-driving crash", Lauren Caruba, Dec. 13, 2015

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