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Suspected Drunk Driver Kills Retired Houston Police Officer

Destiny Baker3 years ago

An 18-year-old from Galveston has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault following a fatal collision that left a retired Houston police officer dead.

About the Fatal Accident

“This is a tragic situation that need not occur. An impaired driver took a great member of the Houston community. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Tweedie family and the Houston Police Department.” – Galveston Police Department Chief Henry Porretto as published by KHOU

According the KHOU, 61-year-old Dana Tweedie died Saturday night after the motorcycle he and his wife were riding on was struck by Dayton resident Callie Inman, 18.

Investigators state that Tweedie and his wife, Linda, 52, were traveling west along Seawall Boulevard around 7:40 pm when they were struck by a red Camaro driven by Inman.

Inman is believed to have been exiting the parking lot of the Valero station at 69th street when she struck the motorcycle. Witnesses allege Inman then exited her vehicle and attempted to blend in with the crowd.

Dana Tweedie was pronounced dead at the scene while his wife was rushed to an area hospital – she is listed in critical condition.

Authorities allege Inman was drunk at the time of the accident – she has been booked into the Galveston County Jail under charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • Data from the Texas Department of Transportation shows that the number of traffic fatalities recorded in Texas increased by 10.82 percent in 2012 with 3,399 deaths recorded for the year.
  • Another 230,506 people were injured in traffic collisions with 87,087 people sustain a serious injury.
  • 467 of those killed in motor vehicle crashes were motorcycle operators and passengers – 52 percent were not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
  • 1,099 deaths, 32.3 percent of all traffic fatalities recorded in Texas, were attributed to drunk drivers.

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