(El Paso Jan 12, 2020) A motorcyclist was struck and killed by an alleged drunk driver late Thursday January 11th. The incident happened at the intersection of Raynor and Randall near downtown El Paso when a Dodge Ram pick-up ran a red light and struck the motorcycle. The victim, Celso Manuel Garcia (38) was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the truck, Ivan Romo (27) was arrested at the scene and charged with intoxication manslaughter. He is being held at the county detention facility. Romo, is currently a soldier stationed at Ft. Bliss.
Drunk Driving Kills
About every 20 minutes in Texas, someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol.
Play it safe, for you and others on the road
- Don’t drink and drive
- Designate a driver
- Call a cab or Rideshare
- Spend the night where you are, if possible
How Much Is Too Much?
Your gender, body weight, the number of drinks you’ve consumed and the amount of food you’ve eaten affect your body’s ability to handle alcohol. Two or three beers in an hour can make some people legally intoxicated. Women, younger people and smaller people generally become impaired with less alcohol.
The Law on DWI
In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) with a .08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC.
If you, a loved one, or a family member has been injured or has suffered a wrongful death due to a drunk driving accident, 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.
The personal injury attorneys of Carabin Shaw provided the information herein as a community service.