Driver Released on $40,000 Bond
Lisa Miller, 46, left the elementary school where she works and was on her way home when the crash occurred. Driving south on County Road 175 around 11:00 p.m., Miller suddenly crossed into the northbound lane and struck the vehicle of 69-year-old Raymond Shannon.
Shannon died at the scene of the crash, reports KXAN. When the police made the arrest, Miller smelled of alcohol and had red eyes. In addition, the police found an opened wine bottle and prescription pill bottle in Miller’s center console.
Miller, who was booked into Williamson County Jail, admitted to taking some prescribed pills before heading home from work, according to KXAN.
Impaired Driving Statistics
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
- In 2014, 9,967 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes in the United States.
- Alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities decreased by 1.4 percent from 2013 to 2014.
- Alcohol-impaired-driving fatalities have accounted for 30 to 32 percent of all crash fatalities since 1995.
- Over 1.1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2014 (CDC).