People living in Texas and across the country would likely agree that firefighters and other rescue workers are real-life versions of superheroes. They often put their lives at risk in order to help others. As a result, there is a high demand for justice when such a worker is injured, with officials and members of the community wanting criminal charges to be filed. In fact, a driver in Texas now faces accusations of DWI following an accident that injured a firefighter.
The incident reportedly happened during the early morning hours of a day in December. Reports indicate that the 30-year-old firefighter was at the scene of an unrelated car accident in the westbound lanes of Texas 183. The freeway was reportedly shut down as a result.
However, the man is said to have been struck by a car traveling east in the westbound lanes. He was reportedly thrown and suffered a head injury. The driver, a 23-year-old woman, has now been accused of intoxication assault.
Despite the accusations against her, it is unclear what evidence supports the claim that she was intoxicated at the time of the Texas car accident. When an accident occurs at a certain time of day under specific circumstances, it may be easy for law enforcement officers to make accusations not fully supported by evidence. However, for someone to be convicted of charges related to DWI or other crimes, there must be sufficient evidence to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt — a standard that is sometimes difficult to meet.