After consuming alcohol, many people do not always make the best decisions. While some individuals may think that the worst outcome will be a drunk driving charge, that is not necessarily the worst-case scenario. In fact, drunk drivers could be involved in a serious accident that leads to fatalities and manslaughter charges.
One man in Texas was recently taken into custody after a crash had fatal outcomes. The details on how the accident took place were not given in the report, but it appears that only one vehicle was involved. Authorities went to the scene of the accident and found three individuals ejected from the vehicle. The 36-year-old man, an 11-year-old child and an 8-year-old child had all been thrown from the vehicle.
The younger child suffered fatal injuries in the incident and was declared dead at the accident site. The other child was flown from the scene to an area hospital, but the exact condition of that child was not available. It was unclear what injuries the man may have suffered in the incident, but nonetheless, authorities believe he was under the influence at the time of the crash and charged him with intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle and intoxicated assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury.
These allegations could come with lasting consequences, especially if the man is convicted. Manslaughter is considered a serious crime, and this Texas man will undoubtedly want to ensure that he understands his possible paths for defending against the charges. He may have a difficult journey ahead, but he does not have to feel out of hope.