• October 18, 2022

Three Injured in Alleged Intoxicated Driving Accident on Church Drive in Poteet, TX

Poteet, TX -- August 18, 2022, three people were injured after an accident on Church Drive allegedly involving an intoxicated driver.

Investigations show that the crash happened at around 9:30 p.m. along Church Drive at the intersection of Avenue C.

Officials say that three people, including a teenager and a 4-year-old, were walking along Church. A vehicle apparently made a wide right turn, hitting the three pedestrians.

The young girl had incapacitating injuries due to the collision while the adult and the teenager were said to have non-incapacitating injuries.

Police allege that the driver involved, identified as Raul Rivera, was intoxicated at the time. This and other factors have not yet been confirmed.

Commentary on Alleged Intoxicated Driving Accident on Church Drive in Poteet

If evidence can show that alcohol was a factor here, that would certainly warrant some serious consequences. However, those consequence may not fall to one person alone. Something folks don't often know about until they talk to an experienced professional is dram shop law.

Three Injured in Alleged Intoxicated Driving Accident on Church Drive in Poteet, TX

Basically, dram shop law says that an alcohol provider who over-serves an obviously intoxicated person can be liable for damages resulting from that intoxication. If it turns out a business such as a bar contributed to the accident, ensuring they, too, face appropriate consequences should absolutely be a priority. Whether or not something like that happened here will likely require more thorough investigations.

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