Recently, State Representative Dan Huberty was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated after allegedly crashing his Corvette into a minivan. According to a local news report, the collision occurred in Montgomery County, TX, in the evening hours.
Evidently, when law enforcement officers arrived on the scene, they discovered Huberty’s Corvette “parked under a minivan.” The three people in the minivan at the time suffered minor injuries, and Huberty was uninjured. Huberty told police that he was on his way back from the legislative session in Austin.
One of the deputies who arrived shortly after the accident heard Huberty explain that the driver of the minivan slammed on her brakes, leaving him no time to stop. However, an unrelated witness to the accident told officers that Huberty ran a red light and that he didn’t apply the brakes before rear-ending the minivan.
Upon investigation, police officers noted that Huberty appeared flushed, dazed and that his eyes were bloodshot and glossy. He also smelled of alcohol, leading officers to conduct field sobriety tests. After Huberty allegedly failed the tests, police officers arrested the state representative for driving while intoxicated.
At the police station, Huberty refused chemical testing. However, police subsequently obtained a warrant and conducted a blood draw. The results of the blood draw were pending at the time of the article’s publication; however, Huberty later issued a public apology in which he admitted he was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Drunk driving continues to plague Texas roads, despite decades of driver education and strict punishments for DWI convictions. In 2019 alone, there were nearly 25,000 DWI arrests across the state. Not only is drunk driving illegal, but it is also incredibly dangerous. No one was seriously injured in this accident; however, that will not always be the case.
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