Laquinta Deckard Injured in Alleged DWI Accident in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX-- December 28, 2022, Laquinta Deckard was injured in , following an accident allegedly involving an intoxicated driver.
Authorities said that the crash took place at around Highway 6 at the intersection of Copper Grove Boulevard. At around 4:15 a.m., it appears that 35-year-old Laquinta Deckard was in a vehicle going southwest along the highway. A BMW going northwest reportedly failed to yield while turning, crashing into Deckard's vehicle and causing incapacitating injuries.
In their statements, police allege that the BMW driver had been drinking, and they recommended DWI charges. If those accusations are accurate, folks would no doubt want to see that driver face the appropriate consequences. It's only just that there be some accountability when someone breaks the law and people get hurt. For that very reasons, it's important folks understand why drunk drivers aren't always the only people who need to be held responsible.
An all too common situation in Texas is that someone will be over-served by an establishment such as a bar or restaurant before then going out to cause a serious accident. This happened often enough, in fact, that Texas legislators made it illegal for alcohol providers to serve someone who is obviously intoxicated. Doing so can open staff up to criminal charges, businesses up to administrative penalties and fines, and even make those establishments liable under dram shop law for the injuries the victims suffered.
I wouldn't be able to say what potential consequences could follow this incident without seeing evidence for myself. But if folks just assume police have the whole story, they may be missing something important.