Atascocita, TX: Husband fatally strikes wife with truck, DWI charges filed |

An Atascocita woman was killed Saturday night when her husband reportedly struck her with his pickup truck.

The accident happened in the 18900 block of Shay Ln. near Springlea Dr. shortly before 11 p.m. July 7.

Harris County Sheriff’s Office accident investigator Deputy B. Troyer told The Observer at the scene that Anthony and Karne Miller were driving on Shay Ln., where both live, in a Chevy Silverado 7500 with dually tires.

“There was some kind of disturbance between the two,” Troyer said. “The wife got out of the truck as the husband was still driving and was run over.”

Troyer said the 50-year-old woman died at the scene

via Husband fatally strikes wife with truck, DWI charges filed – Your Houston News: Atascocita News:.

Corpus Christi, TX: Pedestrian Struck by Drunk Driver Following Fireworks May Lose Her Leg |

Lacey Tischler Bauer

A woman was struck by a suspected drunk driver in the downtown area just after the big fireworks display Wednesday night. The victim’s family said she is now out of the intensive care unit, but her leg may have to be amputated as a result of her injuries.

Vincent Alvarez’s wife, 29-year old Monica Alvarez, now sits in a hospital bed at Christus Spohn Memorial. She has a broken foot, ankle and knee after a night of fun and fireworks turned into a nightmare.

“It shouldn’t have happened,” Alvarez said. “For a drunk driver, drinking and bar hopping, to hit my wife and almost kill my daughter.”

Alvarez said his wife and three children were waiting to cross the street when a car came down Water Street, and instead of going straight, it jumped the curb and slammed right into his wife.

Lacey Tischler Bauer, 28, was the driver behind the wheel of the Ford Mustang. She now faces intoxication assault charges, punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

read more here > Pedestrian Struck by Drunk Driver May Lose Her Leg – South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend.

West Palm Beach, FL: 19-year-old sentenced to 12 years for 2011 DUI killing two friends |

Bond set for Lake Worth teen charged in crash that killed two passengers photo

Luis Angel Betancourt

A suburban Lake Worth man received a 12-year prison sentence Thursday for being under the influence of alcohol in a 2011 crash that killed two of his friends and injured a third.

Luis Angel Betancourt, 19, pleaded guilty to two counts of driving under the influence-manslaughter and one count of driving under the influence-causing serious injury in the Feb. 12, 2011, crash on Lake Osborne Drive in suburban Lake Worth.

read more here > Suburban Lake Worth man sentenced to 12 years for 2011 DUI… |

College Station, TX: Grill in truck bed with hot coals ignites fire engulfing truck. 20-year-old driver charged with DUI |

Teresa Ann Kruk

Teresa Ann Kruk

A 20-year-old woman was charged with driving while intoxicated after her vehicle burst into flames, authorities said.

College Station police said officers responded to a vehicle fire at the intersection of Holleman Drive and Glade Street about 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Police said a pickup was engulfed in flames when they arrived. An off-duty College Station fire marshal saw the vehicle headed down Holleman Drive with smoke coming from the bed, police said. The fire marshal attempted to gain the driver’s attention by flashing his lights and honking the horn, police said. It wasn’t until the vehicle had to stop at a red light that the fire marshal was able to make contact with the driver, police said. The three occupants were able to exit the vehicle.

The driver, Teresa Ann Kruk of Iola, said she, her 3-year-old son, and her friend were returning from Lake Bryan. Kruk said she had placed a grill that still contained hot coals in the bed of her vehicle after leaving the lake, according to police reports. The grill tipped over while she was driving, causing the truck to catch on fire, reports state.

via Iola woman charged with DWI after truck catches fire from barbecue grill | The Eagle | Bryan/College Station, Texas – The Eagle.

San Antonio, TX: Man suspected of DWI in crash that killed his girlfriend |

Danny Wayne Johnson, 25, is accused of intoxication manslaughter in connection  with a Northwest Side crash that killed his 25-year-old girlfriend. Photo: Courtesy

Danny Wayne Johnson

A 25-year-old woman died early Wednesday after her boyfriend crashed into another vehicle on the West Side, allegedly while intoxicated.

Ashley Izaguirre was pronounced dead at University Hospital around 1 a.m., according to the Bexar County medical examiner’s office, about an hour after the crash.

San Antonio police said at 11:50 p.m., Izaguirre’s boyfriend, Danny Wayne Johnson, 25, was seen speeding — witnesses estimated his speed was between 80 and 100 mph —on Bandera Road in a silver Toyota Corolla.

The car crashed into the front of a pickup whose driver was attempting to turn left from Stonegate Drive, and the impact of the crash tore the front off of the truck, police said. The Corolla then traveled east in the westbound lanes, according to police, rolled over and crashed into a wrought-iron fence at Madison Elementary School.

Johnson was detained at the scene and remains in police custody at University Hospital, where he’s being treated for injuries not thought to be life-threatening. Police say he faces one count of intoxication manslaughter.

A woman and her 6-year-old daughter who were inside the truck sustained minor injuries and were taken to University Hospital, police said.

via Man suspected of DWI in crash that killed his girlfriend – San Antonio Express-News.

Edinburg, TX: Woman killed in drunk driving wreck; driver with DUI history in custody |

Belinda Cruz

Edinburg Police are investigating a fatal drunk driving accident from early Saturday morning.

Lt. Oscar Treviño said the wreck happened at about 3:30 a.m. on the intersection of Jackson Road and Schunior Avenue.

According to police reports, Belinda April Cruz, 24, from Edinburg was intoxicated and driving a red Chevy Cobalt.

Cruz allegedly rammed her car into a blue EOS Volkswagen that had stopped at a red light at the intersection.

Emergency crews transported the drivers of both cars to the hospital.

A passenger in the Volkswagen, Michelle Lynette Guerrero, 31, was killed in the crash.  Her husband, Jesse Guerrero, 27, was seriously injured.

Meanwhile, police say Cruz sustained only minor injuries.

She continues hospitalized as well, but will be taken into custody as soon as she is released.

via Edinburg woman killed in drunk driving wreck, driver in custody : News :

Austin, TX: 1 dead after car drives into Lady Bird Lake. Intoxication Manslaughter charged |

Police have released the names of those involved in a deadly incident in Lady Bird Lake over the weekend.

Police say Madeline Rackley, 25, drove her Honda Civic into Lady Bird Lake Sunday just before 2 a.m. She and passenger Danielle Martinez, 25, managed to escape. A passenger in the backseat, Jarrett Ryan Whittington, 25, was unable to get out of the car. He drowned at the scene.

Rackley and Martinez were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge, and are said to be okay.

Police say Rackley has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. She was booked into the Travis County Jail.

San Antonio: One killed, one injured while crossing street by suspected drunk driver |

Suspected drunken driver Marcela Roman, 29, is accused of fleeing the scene after she crashed into two pedestrians — killing one and critically injuring the other — who were attempting to cross a West Side street early Sunday. Photo: Courtesy Photo / SA

Marcela Roman

San Antonio Police say one person was killed and another injured when an alleged drunk driver hit them as they tried to cross the street.

Amanda Hernandez Garcia, 62, died as she tried to cross General McMullen Drive near Ceralvo Street about 1 a.m..

The other pedestrian, Martha Sandoval Reyes, 48, was taken to University Hospital in critical condition, but she’s expected to survive.

Marcela Roman, 29, is being held in the Bexar County Jail on one count of intoxication manslaughter, one count of intoxication assault and two counts of failure to stop and render aid. A judge set bail at $120,000.

Roman fled the scene, but a witness followed her to a nearby apartment complex and called police.

via KABB Fox San Antonio :: Top Stories – One Killed, One Injured After Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Them.

Montgomery Co., TX: 3 dead in I-45 wrong-way DUI crash. 2nd in 3 days. |

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 a Chevrolet Malibu struck a Pontiac G6 head on.

South Montgomery County Fire Department quickly arrived on the scene and cut the driver of the Chevrolet out. MCHD rushed him to Hermann Hospital Woodlands in critical condition. Later Hermann transferred the driver identified as Edward Blackwell, 43, of Montgomery. It was also determined he did have an elevated alcohol level in his blood.

The others were not able to be saved.

They include Dominique Hobbs, 27, of Grand Prarie,  Anis Atkins, 25, of Houston, and Stephen Isbell, 47, of The Woodlands.

via 3 dead druNk driver injured in i-45 head-on crash | Montgomery County Police Reporter and other online sources.

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

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 | Houston.

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

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 |

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 | San Antonio.

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

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 |

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.