Jacolby Moore, One Other Injured by Alleged DWI Driver in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX — June 12, 2022, 21-year-old Jacolby Moore and another person were were injured in a crash with an alleged DWI driver in Harris County.
Sources released few specifics about the accident. All they say at this time is that driver Nicholle Quick allegedly caused an accident while under the influence of an intoxicant and bodily injury was caused to Jacolby Moore and another person as a result. Quick was later arrested and charged with Intoxication Assault.
No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Jacolby Moore Accident in Harris County
A common mistake I see after these accidents is thinking what we see here is basically all there is to know. Someone hurt the victims while allegedly intoxicated and the state caught and charged her, so what more could there be to say? In the interest of ensuring justice is done, possibly quite a bit.
One big detail that too often goes overlooked after a drunk driver hurts someone in Texas is where that person's alcohol came from. Many people probably don't see the point of finding that out, but it's actually quite important. Depending on where the driver drank before the accident, the victim may have the right to seek help from the business that sold the drinks.
Not everyone knows this, but Texas dram shop law prohibits licensed alcohol vendors (bars, restaurants, liquor and convenience stores, etc) from selling or serving alcohol to obviously intoxicated customers. If they do so illegally and their customers cause or suffer injuries while under the influence, the business that provided too much to drink may be liable for the harm done. They would then have a duty to help anyone hurt by their over-service get back on their feet.
I don't know that a dram shop violation happened before this accident, but did the authorities even look into it? Little as I like saying it, my guess would be no. Police don't spend much time tracking down negligent over-service from bars, clubs, and restaurants, focusing instead on punishing the people whose glasses they endlessly refill. It may fall to the victims themselves, and any allies they bring along, to prove what really happened and get the help they deserve.