Wrecker Crews Catch DUI Suspect
It was through the efforts of wrecker drivers that a potentially dangerous wrong way accident involving a DUI driver was avoided early Monday. Wrecker crews assisted the Houston Police Department in catching a suspected DUI driver that was driving the wrong way on 610 near Ella at approximately 4:00 a.m. The driver of the Cadillac almost hit the police officer. Wrecker drivers who had been listening to the exchange on their scanners decided to lend a hand. The drivers of the tow trucks eventually caught up to the suspect near the Loop located near Highway 45. According to the tow truck drivers, the wrong way driver turned his vehicle around and began going the right way. The wrecker drivers caught up to the DUI suspect and followed him from that point. When officers caught up to the driver, they found two small dogs in the car. The driver was taken into police custody. The driver is currently facing DWI charges. The dogs that were in the car at the time of the incident have been turned over to Animal Control. As in this case, most wrong way incidents are about five times more likely to have happened between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. Drivers, particularly if they are elderly or in an unfamiliar place, may get confused and disoriented. Drivers who are operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs can also be disoriented enough to go the wrong way. About one half of all wrong-way crashes result in serious injury or death. If you or a loved one has been injured in a wrong way accident, call our offices today. Our lawyers can discuss the details of your case with you in order to help you decide your best course of action. We can also help you to settle a claim to cover the medical or long term care costs and other damages that you or your loved ones are entitled to. Our lawyers take the time and will be your contact person for dealing with insurance companies and other legal issues concerning your accident. We are here to help. Your initial consultation and legal analysis is free.