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On Tuesday, August 7th, at around 11 p.m., a Harris County Sheriff’s Office deputy was arrested for
drunk driving. The accident occured on the 6400 block of 43rd Street.

The Incident

The individual, aged 57, was driving while intoxicated when she crashed into highway construction
about two miles away from her own home. According to reports, the individual had four 16-ounce
beers that night and failed a sobriety test after the crash.

No individuals were harmed in the accident. However, construction crew members had to help the
driver escape her car, and a forklift was used to remove the vehicle from freshly poured cement. The
deputy caused $2 million worth of construction damages as a result.

This is also the deputy’s second DWI. The other charge occured in 2010 but was dismissed upon
Moreno’s completion of a diversion program.

The deputy’s irresponsible actions resulted in a demotion to civilian while the case is resolved.
Driving while intoxicated is a serious crime that can result in the injury or death of innocent victims.

Statistics on Intoxicated Driving

research on drunk driving:

  • People drive drunk 300,000 times every day, however, only 2,800 are caught.
  • The average drunk driver has driven while intoxicated at least 80 times before being involved in
    an accident or caught for their wrong doings.
  • 800 people are hurt every day in an accident related to drunk driving.
  • An average of 29 people die every day in the U.S. in an alcohol-related crash.

What should you do if involved in one of these accidents?

The good news is that victims of alcohol-related crashes are likely to receive compensation if they
seek out legal protection. There are a number steps you can take if you have been involved in such an
accident:

Have you been injured or lost a loved to someone else’s dangerous drinking
habits? Our Houston car accident attorneys at Lapeze & Johns are passionate
about serving justice and helping you recover from these serious accidents.