• February 22, 2021

Brett Ray Grant Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in Hunt County, TX

Hunt County, TX -- January 14, 2021, Brett Ray Grant was injured due to an accident where Grant's vehicle crashed off the side of the road.

According to reports from officials, the incident happened at around 4:40 p.m. at County Roads 3401 and 3430.

Preliminary reports said that 61-year-old Brett Ray Grant was behind the wheel of a Mazda pickup traveling eastbound on CR-3430. At CR-3401, police say Grant's vehicle turned right, then ran off the opposite side of the road. There, Grant's pickup crashed into a line of trees and flipped onto its side.

Grant went to the hospital with injuries said to be incapacitating. Authorities claim that Grant's spouse told them he'd been drinking throughout the day leading up to the crash. They charged Grant with DWI. Additional details are currently unavailable.

Commentary on Brett Ray Grant Alleged DWI Accident in Hunt County

I typically find that the first instinct of people reading reports like this is to just brush it aside as a drunk driver getting themselves hurt. If these allegations are true, however, doing that overlooks a serious possibility that a local business contributed to this crash. I know that sounds unusual, but Texas has something called Dram Shop Law. If someone is obviously intoxicated, and they serve that person alcohol, the business can be liable for any crashes resulting from that person's intoxication.

Brett Ray Grant Car Accident Hunt County TX

This law isn't about excusing or blaming the drivers in particular. That's for the authorities. In the meantime, our laws recognize that negligent businesses over-serving customers puts the community in danger. Should they just get away with that while the driver bears all the responsibility? Of course not. Holding businesses accountable for their role in a serious a crash is important not only to the victims and families but also to the community as a whole.

So did the authorities look into the possibility of Dram Shop? If this is like a lot of other crashes that come across my desk on a near weekly basis, probably not. It may require more thorough independent investigations to cover all the bases here and gt some answers.


*We appreciate your feedback and welcome anyone to comment on our blog entries, however all visitor blog comments must be approved by the site moderator prior to showing live on the site. By submitting a blog comment you acknowledge that your post may appear live on the site for any visitors to see, pending moderator approval. The operators of this site are not responsible for the accuracy or content of the comments made by site visitors. By submitting a comment, blog post, or email to this site you acknowledge that you may receive a response with regard to your questions or concerns. If you contact Grossman Law Offices using this online form, your message will not create an attorney-client relationship and will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential! You should not send sensitive or confidential information via the Internet. Since the Internet is not necessarily a secure environment, it is not possible to ensure that your message sent via the Internet might be kept secure and confidential. When you fill out a contact or comment form, send us an email directly, initiate a chat session or call us, you acknowledge we may use your contact information to communicate with you in the future for marketing purposes, but such marketing will always be done in an ethical way.