• By: Hank Stout
  • Published: July 2019
DWI Driver Facing Animal Cruelty Charges

Harris County, TX (July 19, 2019) – A suspected drunk driver crashed into a pole and killed three horses in northwest Harris County.

The car accident happened Thursday at 10:45 p.m. on Highway 249 feeder near Grand Parkway.

According to deputies the driver of a Chevy Silverado was towing the horses in the trailer when he was speeding, lost control and slammed into an utility pole. The horses died on impact.

The driver was flown to Memorial Hermann Hospital with life-threatening injuries and remains in critical condition.

Authorities believe the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed and was intoxicated. Investigators found alcohol bottles in the truck and the driver showed signs of impairment at the hospital.

The driver is likely to face DWI and animal cruelty charges for the deaths of the horses.

Police reports will be made available in ten days.

If you or a loved one were involved in a car accident, it is important to contact a legal expert to help you evaluate your options. Call (713) 987-7111 or send us an email to discuss your car accident injury case.

Source: Houston Chronicle

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About the Author

Hank Stout is a founding partner at Sutliff & Stout, Injury & Accident Law Firm. Hank earned his doctor of jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law and has been actively trying personal injury cases for over ten years. He was recognized by Thompson Reuters as a Rising Star from 2012-2014 and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer since 2014 (a distinction given to less than 1% of the lawyers in the state of Texas). He has earned a Superb rating by Avvo, and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To learn more, read Hank's full bio here.

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