Everyone in Texas knows that drivers who have been drinking are dangerous to themselves and everyone else on the road. However, someone who is ultimately charged with driving under the influence might not have used alcohol at all. Sometimes the “influence” refers to drugs or other intoxicants aside from alcohol.
This is allegedly the case with a man from San Antonio who has been charged with causing a fatal car accident in Mississippi. According to charges that were filed recently, the man was charged with two counts — both of them aggravated DUI — when his car crashed into one that was carrying to college students who were brother and sister. Both students — a 30-year-old man and his 23-year-old sister — were killed in the wreck.
– Article By Richard Weaver
According to an indictment that was filed this week, charges allege that the man was huffing gas from air cans before the accident occurred. He was also alleged to have been under the influence of multiple drugs at the time of the accident. The man was arrested for DUI-related charges once before, in 2011. The man’s attorney filed a not-guilty plea; the suspect is out on $35,000 bail.
While a fatal accident is difficult for any family that loses a loved one, the family in this case has to deal with the loss of two young people. An experienced car accident attorney can work with the family members of people who have been lost in accidents as a result of negligence on the part of another driver.
Source: San Antonio Express-News, “S.A. man indicted in fatal Mississippi crash,” Ana Ley, March 27, 2013