In an early morning crash on Monday involving two drivers Monday, one faces a charge of intoxication assault. According to the Houston Police Department, at approximately 2:15 a.m., on Reveille Street at Dixie Drive, officers reported finding a crushed sedan and a truck on its side. The truck was found in the front yard of a residence along Reveille Street. According to a police spokesperson, there were no witnesses to the crash, however, evidence at the scene of the accident suggest that the white sedan, travelling northbound, broadsided an eastbound pickup truck. Police said the car was estimated to have been traveling at speeds up to 80 miles per hour when it impacted with the truck with enough force to knock it on its side. Emergency crews had to cut through the wreckage of the truck in order to free the driver. Both drivers were transported to the hospital and were listed in critical condition. Both drivers are expected to survive the accident. Police said that the evidence indicates that the driver of the sedan was at fault in the crash. The Houston District Attorney’s Office accepted the charge of intoxication assault against the driver of the sedan. Driving while intoxicated is dangerous. Drivers who get behind the wheel with a high blood alcohol content or concentration or BAC, greatly increase their chances of getting into a car accident that can involve serious injury or even death. In recent years, society has done much to decrease the frequency of drunk drivers on the road; there is still much work to do. Laws have been made tougher in Texas and around the country to help lessen this public safety threat wherever possible. The charge of intoxication manslaughter can happen if one of the victims in a crash is seriously injured or dies. 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 seriously injured or killed by a driver who was under the influence of alcohol, give us a call to find out how we can help you with your case. 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. We will take the time to go over your case and outline the best potential course of action for you. We will also act as your representative and will handle the dealings between you and the insurance companies as well as others who are involved in your situation. Call us today to discuss your options. Your initial consultation is free.