Joshua Michael Lowery Injured in Car Accident in Harris County, TX
Harris County, TX -- September 18, 2022, Joshua Lowery was injured as the result of an accident allegedly involving an intoxicated driver.
Authorities said that the incident happened at approximately 1:05 a.m. along Louetta Road at Mirror Lake Drive. Details suggest that 32-year-old Joshua Lowery was on a Harley-Davidson traveling eastbound along Louetta. From oncoming lanes, a vehicle made a left turn in front of Lowery, resulting in a collision. Authorities say that driver failed to yield.
Lowery was taken from the scene with injuries said to be incapacitating. Following the crash, authorities say that the other driver showed signs of intoxication. Officials filed a charge against the driver for Intoxication Assault. Additional details are pending.
Intoxication assault is obviously a serious charge, and if there is evidence to back it up, then a day in court is certainly not a surprising consequences to anyone. But what often does surprise people is when the consequences don't fall to a single person. Put simply, if evidence shows that alcohol contributed to a crash, then both the driver and a business that served them could be in trouble.
This is due to things like TABC regulations and dram shop which provide avenues for punishment when businesses illegally over-serve someone whose intoxication then gets people hurt. In Harris County, especially, there is no shortage of such businesses that have a hand in the seemingly endless headlines coming from down there about intoxicated drivers. Could it be that this incident, too, involves more than just a single driver making a mistake? Are authorities ensuring that the victim and his loved ones are seeing all responsible parties held accountable for their actions.