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Drunk Driver Injures Woman Rendering Aid

Lauren Lopez3 years ago

On Sunday, around 1:15 a.m., an alleged drunk driver injured a Houston woman who was rendering aid to a man in a car accident that had just taken place. The intoxicated driver was in a green Toyota Previa.

Drunk Driver Injures Woman Rendering Aid

  • According to the Houston Police Department the man who was being helped drove a red Mitsubishi Montero and was traveling east in the 5000 block of the South Loop. The Montero was said to have jumped the curb onto the freeway and swerved out of control.
  • The 32-year old woman had stopped to render aid to the Montero driver when the drunk driver hit the Montero, knocking the vehicle into her. Authorities assert that the injuries she sustained are non-life threatening, but she was taken to a local hospital.
  • The 46 year-old driver of the Monterro is currently in the hospital with life threatening injuries. The intoxicated driver has been confirmed to be Jose Eliseo Guevara-Palma.
  • Guevara-Palma was charged on Monday with intoxication assault, for the injuries sustained by the woman rendering aid.

Texas Driving While Intoxicated Statistics

2011 statistics according to The Century Council in Texas:

  • Total Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities – 1213
  • Percent of Total Driving Fatalities Involving Alcohol-Impaired Drivers – 40.2
  • Under 21 Alcohol-Impaired Driving Fatalities – 175
  • Percent of Under 21 Driving Fatalities Involving Under 21 Alcohol Impaired Drivers – 37.3
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