Kenneth Villeneuve Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in Newark, TX
Newark, TX -- November 9, 2022, Kenneth Villeneuve was injured due to an accident which allegedly involved an intoxicated driver.
It appears that the incident happened at around 6:00 p.m. along FM 718. 62-year-old Kenneth Villeneuve was in a Chevy pickup traveling northbound along FM 718. While stopped at the CR 3433 intersection, a Cadillac SUV crashed into Villeneuve's vehicle.
Villeneuve sustained incapacitating injuries, authorities said. The SUV driver had injuries said to be non-incapacitating. Police believe that driver had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. They did not confirm any other details.
Commentary on Kenneth Villeneuve Alleged DWI Accident in Newark
If it's true that alcohol was a factor here, where did it come from? Folks don't often realize that the businesses that serve alcohol can contribute to these accidents, and dram shop law allows for them to be held accountable. It 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 vital source of help for the victims and families, it can help ensure those otherwise negligent businesses clean up their act before more people get hurt. Were those factors considered here, or does there need to be more thorough independent investigations?