Texas police say they plan to charge a man believed to have caused a serious accident. Although he has not been arrested yet, he will likely face drunk driving charges for the wreck, which injured four people. However, he may not have been the only suspected drunk driver involved in the collision.
Shortly after midnight, the man in question was allegedly driving over 100 mph. For reasons that are not clear, he failed to stop at an upcoming stop light, and struck the rear of another vehicle that was waiting at the red light. The occupants inside of that second vehicle were all pinned inside and had to be removed by emergency responders, after which they transported to an area hospital by ambulance.
The driver that police say was speeding before he caused the accident suffered severe injuries and had to be taken by air to the hospital. At last update, he was listed in critical condition. However, everyone injured in the accident is expected to survive.
Authorities did not say why they suspect both drivers of being intoxicated behind the wheel or if they were able to obtain blood-alcohol contents for either one. They have, however, stated that they will probably file intoxication assault charges against the driver who caused the wreck and suffered the most severe injuries. These types of drunk driving charges are serious and typically move much faster than other types of criminal allegations, so prompt action when possible is usually important for Texas defendants who hope to achieve the best possible outcome for their situations.