One Injured in Alleged Drunk Driver Accident on Zac Lentz Parkway in Victoria, TX
Victoria, TX — November 1, 2023, one person sustained injuries due to a two-vehicle car accident before midnight along Zac Lentz Parkway.
Authorities said in preliminary statements that the crash happened at approximately 11:24 p.m. at the intersection of the Zac Lentz Parkway frontage road and North John Stockbauer Drive.
According to officials, a 28-year-old man was in a Dodge Ram going northbound along John Stockbauer. At the frontage road intersection, it appears an eastbound Toyota Tundra ran a red light and crashed into the Dodge.
As a result of the collision, the Dodge driver sustained incapacitating injuries. It appears the other driver wasn't hurt. Authorities allege that driver was under the influence of alcohol and recommended a charge for intoxication assault. I have yet to see any information about where that alcohol came from and whether or not the allegedly drunk driver was over-served.
Unfortunately, it's common for authorities not to address those possibilities after a serious crash. They can get wrapped up in seeing that the alleged drunk driver faces consequences (rightfully so). But it would surprise people to see how often my team and I, while handling personal injury cases against alcohol providers, have found businesses breaking numerous laws that authorities completely overlooked.
To be clear, this isn't aimed at all departments or officers, and it's even possible authorities are being thorough here and simply aren't discussing the issue publicly. But when folks demand to see drunk drivers charged after a crash, it's because they believe in there being accountability for that driver's actions. Businesses shouldn't be the exception to that, and Texas law agrees.