Renee Sue Andrews, 1 Injured in Alleged Drunk Driving Accident in North Richland Hills, TX
North Richland Hills, TX -- January 17, 2022, Renee Sue Andrews and another person were injured after an accident which police say involved alcohol.
Investigators were called to the scene of the crash at around 2:30 a.m. The incident occurred in the area of Dick Lewis Drive and Holiday Lane.
According to officials, Renee Sue Andrews was driving a Ford F-150 along the road when the pickup ran off-road and crashed into a building.
Andrews sustained reported non-incapacitating injuries while a passenger in the vehicle had incapacitating injuries. Authorities say that the crash involved alcohol. Additional details are unavailable at this time.
Commentary on Renee Sue Andrews Alleged Drunk Driving Accident in North Richland Hills
Just to be clear up front, I'm not here to lecture anyone or besmirch their name. That's not my place. My focus on this blog is explaining complex legal avenues that can get people the help they need. But would such an avenue even apply here? Well, that depends on what role alcohol played in this crash and where that alcohol came from.
Texas has what's called dram shop law which says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. If a bar over-serves someone, and that results in them or someone else getting hurt, that bar broke the law and contributed to a serious accident. Dram shop gives victims and families the tools to hold them accountable while also getting some much needed help.
Maybe nothing like that happened here, but are steps being taken to consider these possibilities, or did authorities simply move on without considering how to get the victims the help they need?