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A Man May Face Drunk Driving Charges Following a Fatal Crash near Houston, Texas

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On Saturday, June 24, 2017 at about 1:15 a.m., a fatal crash occurred near Antoine Drive on State Highway 249. A Kia traveling southbound on Highway 249 allegedly struck a red Jeep near the intersection of 249 and Antoine Drive north of Houston, Texas, in northwest Harris County. The only occupant of the Jeep was a woman, and she tried to exit her vehicle. Right at that time, a motorist in a pickup truck did not see that the Jeep was crashed in the road. The truck struck the Jeep, causing it to spin. The woman was ejected. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to Harris County deputies, the driver of the Kia had been involved in two minor accidents just prior to the fatal collision. They suspected the man of driving while intoxicated (DWI). As part of the investigation into the crash, deputies seek witnesses who can verify whether or not the Kia driver ran a red light. If he did, he would likely face a charge of intoxication manslaughter in addition to drunk driving.

It’s against the law in all 50 states to drive with a blood alcohol concentration greater than 0.08%. Driving while intoxicated negatively affects reaction time, vision, comprehension, coordination, and the ability to track the positions of other vehicles.

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