A 24-year-old professional boxer has been charged with three counts of intoxicated manslaughter following a car crash in El Paso on Dec. 19. He was previously arrested for DWI with a blood alcohol content level equal to or greater than .15 percent in April.
A traffic accident led to an overturned tanker truck and chemical spill in Harris County on Sept. 3. In relation to the accident, one man from Cypress is facing charges for driving while intoxicated after being believed to have caused the wreck.
Police have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with a June 15 accident that left one man dead and another in critical condition in the Houston metropolitan region. The man was driving a Dodge Charger northbound on State Highway 6 when he rear-ended a Chevrolet 2500 pickup truck. The Chevrolet truck lurched and entered the southbound lanes where it collided head-on with a Dodge Ram. The driver of the Chevrolet pickup sustained fatal injuries; the driver and passengers of the Dodge Ram were hospitalized.
A 22-year-old man pleaded guilty to intoxicated manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly killed an off-duty police officer on July 21. However, on May 31, he informed jurors that he didn't believe he was guilty of drunk driving when the accident happened. The accused man allegedly rammed into the 25-year-old law enforcement officer after he left a bar. He could receive a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison for both crimes if the court decides to run the sentences consecutively, 20 years for the manslaughter and 10 years for leaving the scene of an accident.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, on May 6 at approximately 1:15 a.m., a 25-year-old man was driving on FM 1774 when his 2008 Dodge Ram pick-up left the road, driving into a ditch. The vehicle collided with two trees before coming to rest on its side.