Montgomery Co., TX: Young woman charged with DWI in deadly I-45 wrong-way crash | khou.com

Nicole Baukus

A 23-year-old woman has been charged in a wrong-way crash that killed two people and injured another near Conroe early Friday, according to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office.

The crash happened on the North Freeway near Highway 242 shortly before 4 a.m.

Witnesses called police reporting that a pickup truck, driven by Nicole Baukus, was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the freeway. Before officers had a chance to get to the scene, Baukus slammed head-on into a car carrying three people.

The car driver, 19-year-old Nicole Adams, and a passenger in the back seat, Travis Saunders, were killed. The other victim’s name has not been released.

Remains of the victims’ vehicle

The third person in the car, 21-year-old David Porras, was rushed to a Houston hospital in critical but stable condition.

Baukus was also injured and taken to the hospital.

Investigators determined she had been drinking.

Baukus was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.

Her bond is set at $140,000.

via Young woman charged with DWI in I-45 wrong-way crash | khou.com Houston.

San Antonio : Jury Recommends Probation for Deadly DWI. Judge sentences man to 6 months jail first | foxsanantonio.com

A jury recommended probation for a man convicted of being drunk while riding a motorcycle in a wreck that killed his female passenger.The judge, however, sentenced James Trimble, 28, to 180 days behind bars, in addition to placing him on probation for the next 10 years. Prosecutors say in 2008, Trimble was drunk when he crashed his motorcycle near Loop 1604 and Interstate 10.His passenger, Stacie Stevens, 23, died from her injuries.Prosecutors argued against probation because they say Trimble was already on probation for  D.W.I. in Bandera County at the time of the crash.

via KABB Fox San Antonio :: Top Stories – Jury Recommends Probation for Deadly DWI Accident — Jennifer Saucedo.

San Antonio: Mom, 2 children killed in wreck; 2 other children critical. DWI charges for dad | kens5.com

A mother and her two children are dead following a crash into a construction zone early Monday morning on the city’s southwest side.

The crash occurred around 12:15 a.m. at Medina Base Road and Five Palms Drive.

San Antonio police said a man in his 30s was driving westbound on Medina Base when he lost control and crashed into the back of a bulldozer at a construction site.

A 2-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the children’s mother, in her late-20s, was also killed in the crash.

Two other children were taken to University Hospital in critical condition.

Police said the diver, who they also identified as the father, will be charged with three counts of intoxication manslaughter after he is released from the hospital, where he was taken to be treated for minor injuries.

read more here > SAPD: Mom, 2 children killed in wreck; DWI charges for dad | kens5.com San Antonio.

Huntsville, TX: Man Arrested on 5th DWI, Injury to Child | kbtx.com

A Huntsville man is in the Walker County Jail Tuesday after being arrested on his 5th Driving While Intoxicated charge.

Police responded to a domestic distubance in progress in the 3000 block of Old Houston Road around 10:30 Monday night. While on the way, dispatch told the officers that 38-year-old Stephen Bohanon was leaving the scene.

Officers passed a car that was speeding, turned around and initiated a traffic stop. Bohanon was the driver of the car. According to the police report, officers noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Bohanon. He admitted to officers that he had been drinking earlier in the night.

Police arrested Bohanon and charged him with Driving While Intoxicated, 3rd or more. This was Bohanon’s fifth arrest for DWI. His first came in 1988, the second in 1995 with the thrid and fourth arrests in 1998.

He was booked into the Walker County Jail and held under $30,000 bond.

via Huntsville Man Arrested on 5th DWI, Injury to Child.

Georgetown, TX: 10 year prison sentence for driver in DWI crash that killed two soldiers | statesman.com

Ida Marie Fruster

A Williamson County District Judge sentenced a woman today to 10 years in prison and 10 years on probation in connection with the death of two Ford Hood soldiers in a car crash.

Ida Marie Fruster plead guilty to two counts of intoxication manslaughter. The two victims were passengers in her car. Spc. Keandre Hall, 24, died in the hospital from injuries he received in the February crash. Spc. Joshua Winn, 21, died at the scene of the crash.

via 10 year prison sentence for driver in DWI crash that killed two soldiers | The Blotter.

San Antonio: 3rd child dies in suspected DWI crash | News – Home

Larry Demers

A third child has died in a suspected DWI crash early Monday morning on the West Side.

San Antonio police said a 31-year-old woman riding in the car was also killed. Another child was also injured in the crash and was taken to University Hospital in critical condition.

“Any time there’s an accident involving a fatality, it’s certainly a tragic situation. Even more so when it’s children involved,” SAPD Sergeant Javier Salazar said.

The driver, identified as Larry Demers, 35, suffered minor injuries and is suspected of driving while intoxicated, police said.

Officers responded to the crash just after midnight in the 6300 block of Medina Base Road.

“It appears that speed was a factor. The driver of the vehicle reportedly lost control. left the roadway and then struck a bulldozer that was parked on the side of the road,” Salazar said.

Police said the driver was headed west bound toward Loop 410 when he crashed a construction zone. Investigators believe he was driving faster than the 35 mph posted speed limit.

Demers is expected to be charged with four counts of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.

via Third child dies in suspected DWI crash | News – Home.

Fort Worth, TX: 20-year-old charged in fatal DWI crash | myFOXdfw.com

Police and the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission are investigating a deadly crash involving two 20-year-old men and alcohol.

Henry Soria was killed early Saturday morning while riding in a car driven by his friend, Justin Williams.

Police said Williams was intoxicated. He ran off Keller Hicks Road in north Fort Worth and hit a pole.

Soria was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle.

Police arrested Williams for drunken driving and intoxication manslaughter.

The TABC said it has assigned an investigator to the case to try to find out where the alcohol came from.

Rachel Soria said her cousin was the life of the party at family gatherings.

“He could brighten anybody’s day,” she said. “He was very family oriented, funny. He made everybody laugh.”

Williams has asked the family for forgiveness, she said.

via 20-year-old charged in fatal DWI crash – Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com.

San Antonio: Mom, 2 children killed in wreck after dad rams bulldozer; DWI charges for dad | kens5.com

A mother and her two children are dead following a crash into a construction zone early Monday morning on the city’s southwest side.

The crash occurred around 12:15 a.m. at Medina Base Road and Five Palms Drive.

San Antonio police said a man in his 30s was driving westbound on Medina Base when he lost control and crashed into the back of a bulldozer at a construction site.

A 2-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy were pronounced dead at the scene. Police said the children’s mother, in her late-20s, was also killed in the crash.

Two other children were taken to University Hospital in critical condition.

Police said the diver, who they also identified as the father, will be charged with three counts of intoxication manslaughter after he is released from the hospital, where he was taken to be treated for minor injuries.

Witnesses told officers they tried to help the two children out of the car, police said. Witnesses also told police they saw the driver stumbling out after the crash.

The names of the deceased were not immediately available.

Officers were seen placing beer cans inside of an evidence bag as crews cleaned up the wreckage in the early morning hours.

via SAPD: Mom, 2 children killed in wreck; DWI charges for dad | kens5.com San Antonio.

Corpus Christi, TX: Man Arrested for 2 DWIs in 5 days. Causes 3 Crashes in One Week. | kiiitv.com

A 47-year-old man was arrested for driving while intoxicated for the second time in 5 days after he was involved in a series of vehicle crashes near Alameda and Airline.

Bryant Ficken (12/4/1964) operated a white 2006 GMC Sierra Friday night and was involved in a crash at the 4600 block of Ocean Drive. Ficken left the scene without providing information as required. The vehicle that was struck by Ficken followed Ficken to Airline and then saw Ficken’s truck strike another vehicle.

Corpus Christi Police patrol officers arrived and concluded Ficken was intoxicated. Ficken had open containers of alcoholic beverages in the cab of the truck and Ficken was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated.

The Officers on scene knew Ficken was involved in a crash in a different vehicle at the 200 block of Airline Road on June 10, 2012. Ficken was also arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in that event last Sunday.

Ficken was taken to the Spohn Shoreline Hospital for a medical evaluation before delivery to the city detention center. While the investigating officer completed the report, Ficken ran in an attempt to escape. Ficken was quickly re-captured and then additionally charged. Ficken was delivered to the city detention center for Driving While Intoxicated and escape from custody and faces additional charges.

The First crash that involved Ficken on June 10 resulted in minor injuries to the one other person involved. The two crashes that involved Ficken on June 15 resulted in minor injuries to two of the three other people involved. The third other involved person was not injured.

via Man Arrested for 2 DWIs and Causes 3 Crashes in One Week – KiiiTV3.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend.

Andrews, TX: Andrews ISD places football coach on leave after DWI arrest | Mywesttexas.com

Coach Cordell

Andrews ISD Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jeff Cordell has been placed on administrative leave with pay after being arrested early Saturday morning for driving while intoxicated.

Andrews ISD Superintendent Bobby Azam said Wednesday that Cordell was placed on leave this week and as a district Andrews ISD was “going to follow all the legal requirements in our policy, and it will be addressed and we will move forward with this.”

Cordell was arrested about 6 miles south of Andrews on US Highway 385 by Department of Public Safety troopers.

via Andrews ISD places football coach on leave after DWI arrest – Mywesttexas.com: Top Stories.

Harlingen, TX: The Smiling-est Damn DWI Mugshot Ever (But He’s Had Practice) | Houston News

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Robert Pemelton

Robert Pemelton decided to show off in his black Jaguar on a Harlingen street about 1:30 yesterday; unfortunately for him, a cop saw it all and stopped him.

Pemelton failed field sobriety tests, but apparently he doesn’t feel too bad about — his mugshots show him all smiles, like he’s having the funnest night of his life.

Maybe it’s because he’s used to the routine: Harlingen PD says Pemelton, 49, has been arrested for DWI before and they charged him with third-degree felony DWI.

A public-records search shows Pemelton has been had three previous DWIs.

His Facebook page shows as one of his interests the re-election of Harlingen County Sheriff Lupe Trevino, for what it’s worth.

via Robert Pemelton: The Smiling-est Damn (Alleged) DWI Mugshot Ever – Houston News – Hair Balls.

Man jailed for DWI after wife jumps out of his SUV in Harlingen : News : ValleyCentral.com

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Israel Saucedo

A San Benito Man is facing criminal charges in Harlingen after his wife jumped out of his car on Tuesday night.

Witnesses at the Bonita Park Housing Project off Rangerville Road called police to report a woman lying in the middle of the street.

Paramedics rushed the 43-year-old woman to the hospital after jumping out of an SUV driven by her husband Israel Sauceda.

Police found 46-year-old Sauceda a few apartments down the street allegedly showing signs of intoxication.

It’s not clear why the woman jumped out of the car but police arrested Sauceda under felony DWI charges.

Court records show that he had three prior DWI convictions.

Sauceda appeared before a Harlingen municipal judge on Wednesday morning where he was issued a $25,000 dollar bond.

via Man jailed for DWI after wife jumps out of his SUV in Harlingen : News : ValleyCentral.com.

Houston: Jury to decide fate of drunk-driver who struck, killed HPD officer | khou.com

A Harris County jury will decide if the drunk-driving suspect who killed a Houston police officer last year deserves life in prison.

HPD officer Kevin Will died May 29, 2011, while he was investigating a motorcycle accident in the eastbound lanes of the I-610 at Yale. A Volkswagen Beetle driven by Johoan Rodriguez, 26, barreled through a police road block that had shut down the entire eastbound lanes and hit Officer Will at an estimated 90 miles an hour. The impact severed both of Will’s legs. He was killed instantly.

Rodriguez, a Mexican citizen who had been deported twice before, had a blood-alcohol content more than two times the legal limit.

via Jury to decide fate of drunk-driver who struck, killed HPD officer | khou.com Houston.

Amarillo, TX: Suspected drunk driver hits area pedestrian. Victim critical. Driver, 19, booked on Intoxicated Assault | KFDA

An area man is in life-threatening condition after being struck by a suspected drunk driver.

Amarillo Police were called out to the 2400 block of South Crockett early this morning.

22 year old Hector Alejandro Gonzalez had reportedly been struck by a vehicle and the driver fled the scene.

Officers located the suspect, 19 year old Collin Lee Johnson, at the 5900 block of Shawnee.

He was booked into the Potter County Jail for failure to stop and render aid, as well as intoxicated assault.

This incident is also being investigated as an assault for possibly being linked to another disturbance.

via Suspected drunk driver hits area pedestrian – KFDA – NewsChannel 10 / Amarillo News, Weather, Sports.

Houston: Mom charged with felony murder for DWI that took 8-month-old daughter’s life | FOX 26

Ashli Heil

Ashli Heil, 28, is making history in Montgomery County.  The kind of history none of us would want to be apart of.

Heil becomes only the second woman in Texas to be charged with felony murder for a DWI.

Investigators say it was on April 2 when Heil was speeding and driving drunk with her 8-month-old daughter in the car. Heil crashed receiving spine injuries but her baby girl died.

Warren Diepraam is prosecuting the case with the Montgomery County District Attorney’s office.

He says, “Our children are our best resource…and they shouldn’t be placed is such horrible circumstances.”

via Mom charged with felony murder for DWI – Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston.