El Paso, Texas (December 23, 2019) – An elderly woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after another woman crashed into her home early Monday morning. At about 1AM on December 23, Margaret Cantu (41) was speeding south on Junction Avenue at Kenworthy Street in northeast El Paso when she lost control of her SUV, hit a rock wall, and then crashed into the bedroom of Rurkio Denison (87) while she was sleeping. Denison sustained critical injuries and was taken to University Medical Center in serious condition. There were also 2 other unnamed parties injured in the incident. Cantu has been charged with Intoxication Assault and is currently being held on bail at the El Paso County jail.
Drunk Driving in Texas
In 2018 there was a total of 773 drunk driving related accidents in the city of El Paso with 33 of those resulting in serious injuries. El Paso ranks 5th in the state with these types of alcohol related crashes, coming in behind Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin. Statewide, driving under the influence is one of the top ten reasons for accidents in Texas(TX Dept of Transportation). Drunk Driving accidents ruin the lives of thousands of people each year by injury or death across the U.S. For more information about the specific statistics for your city, visit the Texas Department of Transportation.