A Gonzales County woman faces murder charges after hitting and killing a San Marcos teen over the summer with her truck.
Alice Ramos was accused of driving drunk. The KVUE Defenders uncovered it’s Ramos’ fourth DWI arrest. Now the teen’s mother questions if the justice system failed her son.
“I don’t understand how I don’t remember anything, but it’s probably best I don’t,” said Scott Hamm, who doesn’t remember the August morning when a SUV hit his truck head-on on Highway 183 in Gonzales County.
The crash nearly crippled him and killed his little brother, Chet.
Their mother, Lynn, got the call a few hours later at her San Marcos home. “She said there’s been a wreck and Scotty’s been life-flighted and Chet didn’t make it,” said Lynn.
The accused driver was 50-year-old Ramos.
According to the affidavit, Ramos’ blood contained three times the legal alcohol limit and tested positive for cocaine.
A KVUE Defenders investigation discovered it’s her fourth DWI-related arrest, including three convictions since 1990.
She had an expired driver license at the time of the accident that killed Chet.
Her last DWI conviction was in 2004. Ramos was sentenced to five years’ probation, 30 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Turns out the prosecutor at the time could have recommended a stiffer sentence for Ramos in 2004. The law allowed up to 10 years’ probation or prison time.
While Chet’s mother feels the justice system failed her son, she holds Ramos responsible.
“I have forgiven her for what she’s done. I actually pray for her. I pray that she finds God and that she finds peace and that she changes her life.”
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