• June 13, 2022

Desiree Moyer, 3 Injured in Alleged Drunk Driver Accident in Upshur County, TX

Upshur County, TX -- May 27, 2022, Desiree Moyer and three others were injured due to an accident allegedly involving a drunk driver.

Investigators reported that the crash took place at around 7:05 p.m. along US Highway 259 at Highway 154.

According to officials, 32-year-old Desiree Mary Moyer was driving a Kia SUV along southbound US 259. At Highway 154, reports say that Moyer attempted to turn left. Doing so, a northbound vehicle reportedly may have disregarded a red light, crashing into Moyer's vehicle.

Due to the crash, Moyer and three children in the vehicle had incapacitating injuries. The other driver's injuries were not made clear. That driver was allegedly under the influence of alcohol at the time, and authorities recommended there be charges for intoxication assault. It's unclear who had the right-of-way at the time of the accident.

Commentary on Desiree Moyer Car Accident in Upshur County

While authorities did not specify who had the right-of-way, but the possible charges filed are quite significant. Filing charges for intoxication assault means authorities are confident they can prove a driver's intoxication was the proximate cause of someone's injuries. If those charges are filed here, then that could also mean there's a local business that should be held accountable, as well. But why is that?

Desiree Moyer, 3 Injured in Alleged Drunk Driver Accident in Upshur County, TX

In Texas, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. In other words, if a bar over-serves someone, and their intoxication is the proximate cause of someone's injuries, then the bar can be held responsible under dram shop law, both holding them accountable and giving victims and families some much needed help.

Quite frankly, that isn't the sort of thing authorities tend to look into on their own. While they tend to focus on drunk drivers, getting help for the victims and families is usually left to them, which is why it's important they know to seek out experienced allies who understand dram shop and can navigate its intricacies. Whatever ultimately led to this crash, hopefully those involved understand how important it is to anticipate these potential challenges.

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