Man charged in Texas DUI accident

Anytime somebody gets behind the wheel after having too much to drink, the chance of an accident is much greater. This holds true regardless of the time of day or where the person is driving.

According to police, a 38-year-old man has been charged with intoxication manslaughter in relation to an accident he caused while driving under the influence.

The man was driving an Infiniti sedan on Seawall Boulevard when he made a sudden U-turn. As a result, he collided with a Toyota minivan in which a 72-year-old man and his wife were the driver and passenger

Galveston police noted that the man was killed at the scene and that his wife was taken to The University Of Texas Medical Branch Hospital for treatment of injuries. She is currently in stable condition.

A friend of the family said, "Not only is Ashley gone, which we can't replace, but now Alice has to -- this is going to be a loss for her, she has to go on without him."

The driver of the vehicle that caused the accident was taken to Galveston County Jail. In addition to one count of intoxication manslaughter, he is also facing a single count of intoxication assault.

These are the types of drunk driving accidents that do not have to happen. It may sound like a good idea to drink and drive, but it greatly impairs your ability to make the right decisions. In this case, a man was killed and another woman was injured, leading to a situation in which she now has to deal with a long recovery process and living without her husband. The final result could be a lawsuit, in which the victims attempt to recover compensation for their loss.

Source: Click 2 Houston, "Man charged in fatal DUI crash" Bill Spencer, Jul. 27, 2014

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