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Man facing multiple drunk driving charges after wreck

A Texas man was recently arrested for allegedly causing an accident that injured a police officer. Police charged the driver with intoxication assault of a police officer, but this is apparently not his first drunk driving offense. He was previously arrested and charged with a DWI back in Jan. 2019.

The accident leading to the man's most recent arrest occurred at approximately 2 a.m. A police officer was pulled over on the shoulder of the road and was checking drivers' speeds with a radar gun. For some reason, the driver failed to maintain his lane and veered into the shoulder, where he collided with the back of the officer's police vehicle.

The officer suffered a head injury, which was treated at an area hospital. At last update, his condition was stable. The driver who supposedly caused the wreck was also taken to the hospital for treatment and was then released into police custody. It is not clear if the driver still had his driving privileges from his previous DWI arrest or what the circumstances of that arrest were.

Facing multiple criminal charges is no small matter, particularly when both charges involve allegations of drunk driving. For this Texas defendant, the matter might be particularly serious, as his arrest from earlier this year involved a blood-alcohol content of almost the twice the legal limit, and his current charge is considered a felony. Taking an early and careful approach to defense planning can be essential for minimizing the potential criminal consequences of such charges.

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