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Dallas Man Faces Intoxication Assault Charges After Crash

Destiny Baker2 years ago

30-year-old Uriel Garcia-Celaya is facing a charge of intoxication assault in connection with a head-on collision in downtown Dallas on Sunday that left another man seriously injured.

Details of the Head-On Collision

According to police reports cited by the Dallas Morning News, Garcia-Celaya had a blood alcohol concentration of .215 percent when he collided with another vehicle along Interstate 345 at Live Oak Street.

The Dallas County sheriff’s deputies received a call around 5 am that a black SUV was traveling the wrong way along Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Within minutes of receiving the report, officers were dispatched to respond to a head -on collision.

Garcia-Celaya’s GMC Yukon had struck a Ford pickup driven by a 24-year-old man. Dallas Fire-Rescue recorded to hydraulic tool to extract the men from their respective vehicles, and both were rushed to Baylor University Medical Center.

Police have not commented on the condition of either driver, but did state that Garcia-Celaya had been previously convicted of drunk driving in Dallas County in 2010.

Drunk Driving Statistics

  • According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 10,322 people were killed in drunk driving crashes in 2012.
  • This marked a 4.6 increase over the number of drunk driving fatalities recorded in 2011 and accounted for 31 percent of all fatal accidents recorded for the year.
  • The Texas Department of Transportation reports that 1,089 people were killed in drunk driving accidents along Texas roads in 2013, representing more than 32 percent of the 3,377 traffic related deaths recorded for the year.
  • Drunk driving crashes were most prevalent between 2:00 am and 2:59 am – more of these accidents occurred on Saturday than any other day of the week.


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