An 18 year old man tragically lost his life in a collision on Sunday at 6:00 o’clock p.m. when 21 year old Manuel Valles hit him while he was DWI. Another passenger was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The crash occurred in the 2200 block of Jacksboro Highway, not that far from my office on University.
Valles was charged with intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault. Bail was posted at $30,000 pending an immigration hold.
What is going on out there? Car crashes like these are outrageous! Driving drunk is an inexcusable offense. Many of my clients have been hurt by drunk drivers and it infuriates me. And I have a 20 year old daughter and couldn’t begin to imagine if I lost her, let alone to a drunk driver.
If you have been hurt by a drunk driver, please call me. I will fight hard to recover your damages and punish the offending driver.