DUI Suspect Drives Through Three Townhomes
A man has been arrested on DUI charges after he drove his SUV into three townhomes located in southwest Houston early Friday morning. According to initial police reports, the driver had been heading northbound on Cook Road near Sandstone Street at around 5:00 a.m. when he missed his turn, jumped the curb, and drove into a yard. The driver then drove his Ford Expedition SUV through three townhome units before he brought his vehicle to a stop. No injuries were reported as the result of the accident. The occupants of the first townhome, a family of four, had been asleep at the time of the accident. The family reports that from where they were at in a bedroom at the back of their unit, the crash sounded like an explosion. The second townhome was empty, and the third townhome had one female occupant, who was also not injured. An eyewitness to the accident said that the driver took off running down the street, but police later located him inside his apartment located at the end of the block. Police took the driver into custody while they investigate whether alcohol may have been involved in the crash. Accidents can happen even when you are in the safety of your own home. This driver was lucky that no one was hurt. If the accident had involved any kind of serious injury, the charge of fleeing the scene of an accident, it could have had some very serious consequences. If a driver leaves the scene of an accident, in the state of Texas, and especially if the accident ends involves any sort of serious injury, property damage or death, it is considered a third degree felony. If convicted, this charge cam be punishable up to five years in jail and a fine of up to $5,000 plus damages, or all of the above. An offender may also face other costs imposed by the court such as community service, probation and restitution orders. Your home is your biggest asset and it is very important to you. You make your property your own safe haven. That is why when something happens and something is damaged or your property has been damaged due to a drunk driver, give our offices a call. Our attorneys have years of experience in recovering restitution for damages resulting from the accidents involving drunk drivers. If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident, we can also help you sort through your insurance concerns. If the case involves a drunk driver, our attorneys have years of experience in the Texas Courts. Our experienced lawyers will take the time and discuss with you at length the details of your case. Your initial consultation with our office is free.