A Texas woman was recently charged in a fatal car accident that police suspect might have involved alcohol. She is currently facing drunk driving-related charges for the wreck, including intoxicated assault and intoxicated manslaughter, both of which are felonies. Authorities believe that she had been drinking alcohol earlier that day.
The Texas State student told authorities that she had spent time floating at the nearby river while also drinking alcohol, although it is not clear how much time elapsed between those activities and when she climbed behind the wheel. Later on, while traveling on Highway 21, she allegedly veered across the center lane of traffic and into the path of an oncoming vehicle. The two cars collided, killing the other driver and sending his pregnant passenger to the hospital in serious condition.
Responding officers claimed that they detected alcohol on the driver’s breath and that she was having trouble standing upright. She was also apparently still dressed in her bathing suit from her time spent at the river. She was initially taken to an area hospital where she received treatment for minor injuries, and she was later taken to jail and placed behind bars on a $185,000 bond.
Allegations of drunk driving are no small matter, especially when they involve injuries and death. Most Texas defendants choose to start preparing their defense strategies as early on as possible in order to achieve the most favorable outcome for their own unique circumstances. In general, the first step involves conducting a careful review of all charges and evidence under the careful guidance of defense counsel.
Source: mysanantonio.com, “Police: Drunk Texas State student, 21, caused wreck that killed man, injured pregnant wife“, Kolten Parker, Aug. 4, 2016