According to the Houston Chronicle, a Houston-based man faces charges in two fatal separate DWI-related auto crashes
A Look at the Case
Blaine T. Boudreaux allegedly caused three car crashes in one day in late April in Houston, according to the news report. In the first incident early in the afternoon, police say Boudreaux rear-ended a car, causing two people in the vehicle to be transported to the hospital after the crash. At that time, police say, Boudreaux was cited for failure to control speed and released.
Just two hours later, the report states, the defendant allegedly hit and killed 61-year-old Leonard Batiste near the University of Houston. The bumper and license plate of Boudreaux’s black Dodge Ram pickup truck were reportedly near the scene of that wreck. Boudreaux faces charges of failure to stop and render aid, essentially “hit and run.”
Shortly after that, the report states, the defendant ran a red light, slamming into a black Honda Civic. The crash injured one woman and killed her 6-year-old son, the Houston Chronicle reports. The boy was taken to Texas Children’s Hospital, but he was later pronounced dead, the report states.
The defendant was detained by police at the scene of the second accident and is facing intoxication manslaughter charges in court, the report states. Mr. Boudreaux is looking at a mountain of penitentiary time being handed down from the Harris County Criminal Justice system. There is just no way to avoid serious time incarcerated if the State can make their case.
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Driving while intoxicated manslaughter charges are a 2nd Degree Felony offenses under Texas law. The crime carries a prison sentence of 2 to 10 years state prison, with a fine of up to $10,000 and a driver’s license suspension which can last anywhere from 180 days to 2 years.
Manslaughter cases are tragic for all parties involved. What’s more, convictions bring heavy penalties in terms of prison time and felony charges remaining on your record for life.
If you’ve been charged with intoxication manslaughter or related charges, contact the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates immediately. You being found guilty for intoxicated manslaughter charges aren’t a foregone conclusion, and you should get the best advice possible to start building your defense.
To start, lawyers on our criminal defense team will investigate whether the evidence used to claim you were intoxicated should be scrutinized. How police officers obtained the evidence will also be investigated, to ensure your rights were not violated during the course of events.
To that point, the Houston DWI & criminal defense lawyers at the Law Offices of Tad Nelson & Associates include a Board Certified® criminal lawyer (Certified by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization), a certified ACS/CHAL forensic-scientist, an highly knowledgeable professionals in DUI law and related legal issues.
Tad Nelson built his law firm around the belief that there was a need for a strong DWI defense bar in the Houston area.
As a former Galveston County prosecutor, he saw DWI cases day in and day out at a Galveston County District Attorney’s office.
Tad Nelson is an active member of the National College of DUI Defense, a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyers Association (DUIDLA), a member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
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