• January 05, 2023

Driver Injured in Alleged DWI Driver Accident on Greens Prairie in College Station, TX

College Station, TX -- December 31, 2022, one person was injured in a crash allegedly involving alcohol which happened on Greens Prairie Road.

Authorities said they were called to the crash scene near Castlegate Drive at around 1:00 a.m. It appears that an SUV crashed into a car, causing the car to overturn. The driver of the car was taken to a hospital while the SUV driver, identified in the news as 23-year-old Lauren Shilling, was not said to be injured.

Right now, there are allegations that Shilling had been drinking at a nearby bar prior to the crash and was intoxicated. This and other details cannot be confirmed pending further investigations. Should investigations confirm these claims, it could mean this situation is a lot less open-and-shut than folks would think. Why is that?

lauren shilling College Station, TX Alleged DWI Driver Accident on Greens Prairie

Put simply, any crash where a driver was coming from a bar could mean that ba needs to be held accountable. This is due to Texas dram shop law, which says an alcohol provider can be responsible for their role in a crash caused by someone they over-served while that person was obviously intoxicated.

To be clear, I can't say that happened here. I'm only speaking in general based off crashes I've dealt with which had shockingly similar details to what I'm seeing here. At 1:00 a.m. on a holiday weekend in a college town, frankly, the roads are going to be littered with drunk drivers. The bars and clubs contributing to these dangers by recklessly serving their customers with no regard for anyone's safety is something Texans shouldn't just stand by and take. They have rights, and they deserve to exercise them when possible. That's why knowing about potential avenues like dram shop can be crucial in our continuing fight against drunk driving and its terrible consequences.

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