Juan Moreno Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in Pasadena, TX
Pasadena, TX -- September 4, 2022, Juan Moreno was injured due to an accident where an allegedly intoxicated driver hit Moreno.
Authorities said that the incident took place at around 7:00 p.m. off the corner of Jenkins Road and Strawberry Road.
It appears that 58-year-old Juan Moreno was walking in an apartment complex parking lot when a vehicle backed into him, knocking him over. The driver then allegedly fled but was later located.
Moreno sustained incapacitating injuries. Police say that the driver was Carlos Noe Agustin, for which intoxication assault charges are pending. This and other details are unavailable.
Commentary on Juan Moreno Alleged DWI Accident in Pasadena
If the allegations here are true, then there may yet still be more to the story that authorities have yet to look into. If alcohol was a factor, that could mean there's also a local business that broke the law and contributed to the victim's injuries. When that happens, it's only right they, too, face the appropriate consequences. Most of the time, that means ensuring the victims and families have the opportunity to pursue a dram shop case.
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. Not only can this be a significant source of help, it can also ensure a negligent business cleans up its act. Liquor stores, restaurants, bars, even gas stations should face consequences for their recklessness, especially when people get hurt. Yet it may take far more thorough independent investigations to find out if something like that happened here.