Category Archives for DWI Accident

Spike in DWIs During Holiday Season

Houston has long been known as a city with a high DUI rate, but with the 2012 holiday season statistics released, it’s become apparent that 2013 needs to see a serious change. According to MyFoxHouston, 105 people were arrested on suspicion of drinking while intoxicated on New Year’s Eve in the eight-county region surrounding Houston. Fifteen of those, according to Fox, “happened in Montgomery County, the same place where six people lost their lives in alcohol-related crashes over the Fourth Read More


Man Charged with DWI After Almost Hitting Police Cruiser

A 24 year old College Station man has been charged with a Class A misdemeanor for driving while intoxicated, and a Class B misdemeanor for causing an accident involving damage to a vehicle after a series of events, including almost striking a police car, sideswiping another vehicle and then ending up driving a bicycle in a ditch. According to a report in The Eagle, a police officer was stopped on the west feeder road of Texas 6 and noticed a Read More


Family in Critical Condition from Mom’s Mistake

In the morning of November 11th, six family members were driving on the highway in Katy, TX.  While it is not known where they were headed, the hour was early as Lourdes Lopez ran a red light at the intersection of Fry Rd and Katy Freeway.  The 22 year old was suspected of DWI after her car was T-boned by a Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck.  The accident occurred around 3 o’clock in the morning. While no one in the Read More


Teen Arrested for DUI

A 16-year-old man was arrested in early November and charged with driving under the influence after “crashing his pickup truck into two deputies,” according to YourHoustonNews.com. The accident happened in the middle of the night when the teenager, who was traveling southbound on Highway 6, crossed over into the northbound lane and hit the squad car head-on. He was arrested at the scene before conclusive toxicology results were released, but the crash occurred with enough force to not only smash Read More


Texas Woman Faces Murder Charges After DWI Death of San Marcos Teenager

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 Read More


Texas Strip Club to be Sued Over DWI Death of Teenager

Lawsuits arising from DWI charges  are generally against the driver of the vehicle. But in this case, the suit is against a strip club in Texas that served the driver, Erasmo Ramirez, too much alcohol. Ramirez left the club with a blood alcohol level of at least 0.295 on the night of the accident. The problem for the club, Rick’s Cabaret, is that they allegedly served alcohol to Ramirez after he became intoxicated. The proof, plaintiffs say, is in their Read More


Drunk Driver Severely Injures Girl in Vehicle Collision

A 29-year-old Cleveland man is facing intoxication assault charges in the Harris County District Court after he allegedly drove drunk at least 30 miles per hour over the posted speed limit and caused a collision that led to significant injuries. Witnesses reported that Charles Christopher Roberts was driving his black 1998 Saturn at about 70 miles per hour in a 40 mile per hour zone when he flipped off another driver and sped past him. The story in the Houston Read More


Texas Woman Seen Driving Unsafe, Causing Accident

Police were trying to perform a routine traffic stop after noticing an unsafe turn on the night of August 4th.  Around 11:40 pm, a white Pontiac Grand Prix was driving in Corpus Christi late on a Saturday night.  The police turned on their sirens, which is when the driver tried to flee the scene. The driver sped away at a high rate of speed and refused to stop for the police officers.  After the car nearly hit another vehicle on Read More


Drunk Driver Kills Three in Head-On Crash on Texas I-45

Sunday morning, just after 1:30 am a Montgomery County Dispatcher with a sense of urgency in her voice, reported a vehicle traveling north in the southbound lanes of I –45 approaching Research. Shenandoah Officers jumped the median and stopped all traffic on I-45 southbound with the intention of taking the vehicle as it got to them. But within seconds, a Montgomery County Sheriff’s Deputy called for an ambulance and fire equipment at I-45 just north of Woodlands Parkway. He reported Read More


Alcohol-Related Collision with Horse-Drawn Carriage Leaves One Dead, Four Injured

KRIV Fox Houston recently reported that 21-year-old Michael Shane Grayson has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and four counts of intoxication assault after his car collided with the back end of a horse-drawn carriage in Galveston. As a result of the accident, a Sugarland man who was a passenger in the carriage was killed, and the remaining four occupants of the carriage were all taken to a local hospital for medical treatment. Witnesses report that Grayson initially tried to flee Read More


Man Pleads Guilty of Intoxication Manslaughter and Assault

  Almost two years ago, a bad decision cost a teenage girl her life.  Hector Gramajo was recklessly speeding and ran a red light in his pickup truck on July 26th 2009.  Driving north on Saint Cloud St.  in San Antonio, Gramajo slammed his truck into the side of a carful of teens.  15 year old Andrea Blanco was behind the wheel of a Nissan Altima with her stepsister, April Davila, who was 13.  In the backseat was a boy named Jose Read More


Prosecutors Seek Prison Time for Illegal Immigrant in Fatal DWI Case

According to the Houston Chronicle, the punishment phase has begun for twice-deported Mexican citizen Johoan Rodriguez, who has now pled guilty to intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer. On May 29, 2011, the 27-year-old Rodriguez was driving with a blood alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit when he barreled through an area that was blocked off by flares and police cars due to an earlier car wreck. Going an estimated 90 mph at the time of the Read More


Drunk Woman Attempts to Run Over Houston Officer With Car

According to the Houston Chronicle, 30-year-old Joana Jaqueline Rodriguez has been charged with aggravated assault after she tried to hit Ignacio Lopez, a Houston Police Department officer, with her car when he started to arrest her for public intoxication. Lopez had responded to a report of a trespasser from Rodriguez and a neighbor. He noticed that during the interview, Rodriguez smelled of alcohol, had bloodshot eyes and unsteady balance, and acted aggressively toward him. Rodriguez attempted to get into her Read More


Texas Woman Facing Felony DWI Charges

One young Texas woman has been charged with felony intoxication after a DWI accident that injured a police officer. Early on the morning of April 22, 2012, 25-year-old Calli Dretke rear-ended a Blood Alcohol Testing Van that was parked on the side of the road. According to the Montgomery County Police Reporter, the van had responded to an officer’s call for back-up in dealing with an unruly prisoner that was being transported. After hitting the van, causing extensive damage, Dretke Read More