Drinking alcohol affects a driver's reaction time. The time delay is enough to cause significant damage to others on the road. Sometimes, the result is a fatal accident. A Texas woman is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge after causing a fatal wreck around 3 a.m. on Feb. 9.
While the national legal age to purchase alcohol is 21, those who are younger are often easily able to gain access. The problem then is, as with anyone of any age who has been drinking, they will get behind the wheel of a vehicle, potentially causing damage that can range from a minor fender-bender to a fatal accident. A 19-year-old Texas resident has been issued intoxication-related charges after allegedly causing a fatal accident.
For years the public has heard numerous messages warning people to not drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. However, there are still many who choose to consume and get behind the wheel, believing they are lucid enough to drive without incident. This choice can result in complications ranging from a minor fender bender to a fatal accident, killing themselves and/or others in or near the road. Texas police say alcohol may have been involved when one person was killed in a fatal accident.