• January 17, 2023

Michael Joseph Draper Injured in Car Accident in Little Elm, TX

Little Elm, TX -- August 8, 2022, Michael Joseph Draper was injured due to an accident which allegedly involved intoxicated driving

Preliminary information given by authorities says that the crash happened just after midnight along University Drive at FM 1385.

According to officials, 65-year-old Michael Joseph Draper was on a Honda motorcycle traveling on eastbound University. While Draper waited at the stop light, a vehicle reportedly failed to stop and crashed into Draper.

Draper's injuries were said to be incapacitating due to the crash. The other driver, unidentified at this time, may have charges for intoxication assault pending. Further details are unavailable at this time.

Michael Joseph Draper Injured in Car Accident in Little Elm, TX

Needless to say, if there are indeed intoxication assault charges stemming from this crash, someone made a pretty big mistake. The consequences for that kind of mistake are serious, to say the least. But what all those consequences entail isn't always as simple as folks may think.

These details don't mention drugs or alcohol specifically, but a crash after midnight is often the result of drunk driving. Not only can this have serious implications for the drunk driver, but it can also result in consequences for a local bar if investigations show they illegally over-served that driver. I can't begin to count how many times folks came to me about some drunk driver who turned out to be two, three, four times the legal limit after some local establishment practically (and a few times literally) poured drinks down their throat without regard for anything beyond their own sales, let alone the safety of others.

Again, this is just one possibility to consider, but it's always bothered me that getting answers so often relies on the victims and families taking it upon themselves to ensure investigators are asking the right questions. Hopefully authorities here have been thorough behind the scenes so those involved in the crash are satisfied with the answers they're getting.

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