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DWI charge stems from fatal crash with scooter

On Behalf of | Sep 25, 2021 | DWI

When accidents happen, especially those on the roadways, authorities immediately begin looking for a cause. In some cases, they may jump at the first possible cause they suspect, and this could lead to serious charges for one of the drivers involved. Unfortunately, it is not unusual for drivers involved in serious car accidents to face charges for DWI. 

This type of situation recently affected one woman in Texas who was taken into custody after an accident. Reports provided the following details about the incident: 

  • The woman was driving a vehicle, and someone on a stand-up scooter was traveling in front of her vehicle in the same lane. 
  • The woman’s vehicle was apparently heading north while the scooter was traveling south. 
  • The woman’s vehicle collided with the scooter. 
  • The incident occurred just before 3 a.m. 

The scooter operator suffered fatal injuries as a result of the incident. Further investigation at the scene resulted in the woman driving the other vehicle being taken into custody on a charge for DWI. Details were not provided as to whether the woman’s blood alcohol concentration level was tested or if other measures were used to determine intoxication. 

The loss of life in any accident is tragic, and the woman involved in this Texas crash undoubtedly feels regretful about the outcomes of the incident. However, she must now try to defend against the DWI charge brought against her and deal with other ramifications stemming from the incident. She may face a difficult road ahead, but it is important to remember that she is considered innocent until — and only if — she is found guilty in court and beyond a reasonable doubt.