An accident, which occurred in McAllen early Sunday morning at the corner of North 23rd and Trenton Road, has left one person in the hospital and the other incarcerated. The McAllen Police Department has identified the driver, who is believed to have been drunk at the time of the accident, as 28-year old Ulises Rodriguez. The victim has not been identified.
The charge brought against Rodriguez is intoxication assault, a third-degree felony in Texas which carries a punishment of two to ten years in the Texas Department of Corrections with a fine not exceeding $10,000. The MPD’s investigation revealed that Rodriguez struck the victim as he rode a Harley-Davidson motorcycle at the intersection at 2:30 AM Sunday. The victim has been listed in critical but stable condition. Rodriguez is currently being held on a $50,000 bond.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly one in three people will be involved in a drunk driving-related accident at some point in their lifetime.
Have you been the victim of a drunk driver? If so, contact a personal injury lawyer from McAllen’s J. Gonzalez Injury Attorneys at 956.630.6700.