Jacob Perinjelil Injured Single-Vehicle Accident in San Patricio County, TX; Alcohol Alleged
San Patricio County, TX -- October 31, 2020, Jacob Perinjelil was injured due to an accident where his vehicle crashed off the side of the road.
Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety reported that the crash happened at around 1:00 a.m. near mile marker 639 of US Highway 77.
Authorities reported that that 62-year-old Jacob Perinjelil was driving a Lexus along the highway. Police allege that Perinjelil was under the influence of alcohol, and Perinjelil's vehicle ran off-road. The vehicle then crashed into a fence and bushes.
Perinjelil sustained reported incapacitating injuries. Authorities charged Perinhelil with DWI w/ Open Container. Investigations are ongoing at this time.
Commentary on Jacob Perinjelil Single-Vehicle Accident in San Patricio County
To be clear up front, I'm not here to address the exact charges in these reports. That's not really my place. On the contrary, when someone is hurt in a crash, and police report alcohol could be a factor, there are unique laws that are important for the victims and families to understand. This area of the law is called Dram Shop Law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. This could be anything from a bar to a gas station to a grocery store. If a business contributes to someone's injuries, they can face consequences which also provide much needed assistance for the victims and families. So, did something like that contribute to this accident? It's at least worth further investigations to find out for sure.