A 61-year-old retired Houston police officer died this Saturday night in Galveston, Texas when a drunken teenager crashed a motorcycle on Seawall Boulevard on the island, according to police.
According to the Galveston Police Department, a former HPD Officer, Dana Tweedie, rode his motorcycle on what was a beautiful day. He rode with his loving wife, Linda Tweedie. She is a Houston Police Department officer. The incident happened around 7:40 p.m.
The couple was headed west on Seawall Boulevard when a red Camero crashed into them. According to authorities, Callie Inman, of Dayton, Texas pulled out a gas station parking lot and then ran into the motorcycle riders. The motorcycle riders most likely were not able to avoid the accident. Witnesses said the alleged drunk driver got out of the vehicle and tried to blend in with a crowd of people after the motorcycle accident.
Dana Tweedie was a 25-year veteran of HPD who did not survive his injuries. His wife has been devoted to the police force for at least 30 years. She was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Authorities say that the Camero driver was at the time of the accident. The driver was charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault. The suspect was also booked into the Galveston County Jail.
Our hearts go out to the Tweedie family, Dana Tweedie and Linda Tweedie’s friends and colleagues.
The Galveston County District Attorney’s office may be gathering additional information in the prosecution of this case. If you have information that may assist the district attorney’s office, please do not hesitate to contact them. Your information may also be helpful to the family of the victim should they choose to pursue a wrongful death case against the driver.
Article By: Richard Weaver