July 29, 2020: BEAUMONT, Texas — A 21-year-old Beaumont woman has been charged after police say the car she was driving struck two adults and a child in a west end Beaumont neighborhood Wednesday evening.
Kenlie Davis, 21, of Beaumont, was arrested near the scene and later charged with three counts each of intoxication assault and failure to stop and render aid according to a Thursday news release from the Beaumont Police Department.
When officers arrived on the scene on Oak Trace Drive, they found the three victims in the street suffering from multiple injuries and the vehicle unoccupied in the grass nearby according to the release.
A witness told officers that the driver ran east away from the scene. Police set a perimeter around the neighborhood and called in a K-9 to help search for the driver, later identified as Davis, in the backyard of a nearby home.
Davis was taken to a Beaumont hospital to be medically cleared and then taken to the Jefferson County Correctional Facility police said.
Beaumont EMS paramedics took a man, woman and a child to the hospital and the child later was taken by medical helicopter to a Houston hospital for treatment.
DANGERS OF DRINKING AND DRIVING
Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver. This is one death every 50 minutes. The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.
Keep Your Community Safe
You can help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community safe from drinking and driving by:
- Choosing not to drink and drive.
- Getting a ride if you drink.
- Stopping friends from drinking and driving.
Talk with your health care provider if drinking is causing problems with your health, safety, work, or friends and family.
- In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
- Of the 1,233 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2016, 214 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
- In 2016, more than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics.
- Drugs other than alcohol (legal and illegal) are involved in about 16% of motor vehicle crashes.
- Marijuana use is increasing and 13% of nighttime, weekend drivers have marijuana in their system.
If you, a family member or loved one has been injured or has suffered a wrongful death due to driving accidents, or personal injury, contact an attorney who specializes in these cases to review your legal options. You may be entitled to compensation for damages, medical treatments, and lost wages due to the incident.
Lawyers at Carabin Shaw help clients get the care and attention they deserve after a serious incident. Our experienced attorneys represent people and families who have suffered catastrophic injuries and tragic wrongful deaths throughout the state of Texas. If you or a loved one has been injured contact us today at (800) 862-1260.
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