Two Houston Drunk Driving Accidents Within Two Hours
Posted on Jul 29, 2009
Two different drunk driving accidents occurred in Houston in the early morning hours of Friday, July 24, 2009. Both crashes are believed to be caused by drivers who were driving while intoxicated (DWI).
The first drunk driving accident happened in downtown Houston at approximately 1:30 AM at the intersection of Austin Street and Preston Street.
According to Houston police, the driver was in a Saturn heading north on Austin Street at a high speed when the car veered off the road and hit a light pole. The vehicle then jumped over two parking lot curbs and smashed into a white Ford Mustang that was parked. The driver broke his nose.
Officers said that the driver was intoxicated and had left a midtown bar. He failed the field sobriety test.
The second Houston drunk driving accident occurred at approximately 2:30 AM at the intersection of Westheimer Road and the South Sam Houston Parkway.
According to investigators, a driver was heading east on Westheimer Road in a Hummer and crashed head on with a Toyota Tacoma. One of the drivers had ran a red light. The driver of the Tacoma was seriously injured and firefighters had to remove him from his truck with the jaws of life.