Holly Doran Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in New Braunfels, TX
New Braunfels, TX -- September 4, 2022, Holly Doran was injured after an accident which allegedly happened due to intoxicated driving.
Preliminary details given indicated that the evens happened in the area of Mill Street and Academy Avenue at around 3:04 p.m.
It appears that 27-year-old Holly Kathleen Doran was in a Ford Focus traveling westbound on Mill. Officials said that an oncoming pickup went into the westbound lanes and hit Doran's vehicle head-on.
As a result of the collision, Doran was said to have incapacitating injuries. Police say the other driver was under the influence of alcohol and recommended charges would be pending. No further information is available at this time.
Commentary on Holly Doran Alleged DWI Accident in New Braunfels
Texas has a well known issue with drunk driving, yet after crashes like the one described here, folks don't always know what comes next. If the allegations are true, it can certainly mean a drunk driver getting a day in court. But what about the victims and families? How do they get the help they need? Well, one crucial tool to consider is dram shop law.
Essentially, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. Bars, liquor stores, gas stations, restaurants--if they break the law, and people get hurt, they, too, should face the appropriate consequences. The fact families can use dram shop to see that happen and to potentially get some much needed help only makes it more important they seek out professionals who can guide them through the process. It remains to be seen if steps like that were taken here.