A 32-year-old Texas man who was reportedly involved in a drunk driving accident that left a motorcyclist dead on April 10 was charged with intoxication manslaughter. According to the authorities, the accident occurred in the eastbound lanes of the East Freeway near Beltway 8.
Motorists in Texas may benefit from learning more about the laws and penalties concerning alcohol-related offenses as described by the state's Department of Public Safety. Some of the common penalties include fines, jail time, license suspension and alcohol education classes. Anyone who is convicted of DWI may have their CDL license disqualified. However, some people may qualify to receive an occupational license exemption after their driver's license has been revoked or suspended.
Houston police say that four people lost their lives in a crash that was likely caused by a driver suspected of driving while intoxicated on June 22. The accident was still being investigated by authorities by June 23.
A federal judge in Texas released a 49-year-old airline pilot charged with drug offenses on $50,000 bond after the man allegedly flew from Colombia to Houston with 62 bags of cocaine in his stomach. Officials said the pilot for a local regional airline was in uniform when he boarded the flight as a passenger. He then called police for assistance after his flight landed and one or more of the bags containing cocaine pellets broke in his stomach.
On Feb. 26, Texas police who took a man into custody for suspicion of DUI on Jan. 13 after he blew a .00 percent on a breath test defended their actions. According to the report, police officers stopped the man after he failed to stop at a stop sign.
In Texas, a three-vehicle accident that has claimed the life of an elderly Crowley woman remains under investigation, according to media sources. The woman was ejected from the vehicle when it was struck by car that had been hit by a pickup truck. The driver of the pickup was allegedly driving while intoxicated. The elderly woman died at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth less than six hours after the accident occurred. The driver who instigated the accident was not injured in the crash.
Houston residents may be interested to know that even high-profile celebrities are not immune to DUI charges. According to Fox Sports News, prosecutors intend to revoke the bond previously issued to Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle, Josh Brent, after he was charged with DUI manslaughter. Prosecutors report that Josh Brent consumed alcohol and then attempted to hide its presence in his body, thereby violating the conditions of his bond.