DUI Suspect Faces Manslaughter Charges
One man is dead after being ejected from his vehicle while another is facing manslaughter charges in a two vehicle accident according to Houston Police. A Houston Police Department spokesperson said in statement that a green Chevrolet Suburban heading southbound on North Gessner Drive, ran a red light at the intersection with Highway 290 and collided with a red Cadillac that was turning onto the feeder road. The male driver of the Cadillac was ejected from his car and died at the scene of the accident. The male driver of the Suburban fled the scene of the accident on foot. However, the driver of a wrecker happened to see the driver of the Suburban hiding in some bushes several blocks away. The wrecker driver was able to detain the suspect driver until police arrived. Police said the suspect driver appeared to be intoxicated. The driver of the Suburban faces charges of intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid. No one should ever drink and drive. Driving under the influence of alcohol is a crime and even if it is your first time, it can carry a stiff sentence. That sentence worsens if someone is seriously injured or even killed as the result of an accident with an intoxicated driver. The most severe of these occurs when a person is killed in a DWI accident and is referred to in the Texas Courts as intoxication manslaughter. The charge of intoxication manslaughter, this is an extremely serious crime and it is a second-degree felony punishable by loss of license, loss of insurance, along with a fine of up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of between 2 and 20 years. If you or someone you love has been injured or killed by a drunk driver you need an experienced attorney on your side in the Houston area. . Our team of attorneys will help see that justice is served and that you and your loved ones are given compensation for your medical expenses, on-going long-term care costs, as well as for your pain and suffering. Give our offices call, and discuss the details of your case with one of our legal professionals. We will take the time to go over your case and outline all possible courses of action for you. We can also act as a liaison between you and the insurance companies and others who are involved in your situation. Call us today to discuss your options. Your initial consultation is free.