Man Convicted of Intoxication Manslaughter, Accepts Plea Deal
A Conroe man has entered a guilty plea Friday in connection to a DUI incident that left one person dead and three others injured. On July 21, 2012, Michael Shane Grayson Jr., 22 rear ended a horse drawn carriage in Galveston. The accident destroyed the carriage and left carriage passenger, Bobby McKelvey from Sugar Land, dead and injured two other passengers in the carriage. Grayson has agreed to a 15-year prison sentence and appeared before Judge Kerry Neves in the 10th state District Court in Galveston. Grayson accepted a plea offer of 15 years on an intoxication manslaughter charge and a maximum 10 years each on three counts of intoxication assault, Reed said. The maximum punishment on an intoxication manslaughter charge is 20 years. The charge of intoxication manslaughter is an extremely serious crime and it is considered a second-degree felony. Intoxication manslaughter is punishable by the loss of license, a potential loss of insurance, along with a fine of up to $10,000 and a prison sentence of between 2 and 20 years. That can be just the beginning. After a criminal case is decided, often the survivors of those who have been killed in a DUI accident will file civil suit for damages and wrongful death. Survivors will likely seek compensation for damages as well. When that kind of nightmare happens, it’s one that a DUI driver can never fully escape once the damage is done. If 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 a 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 confidential and without cost or obligation.