DUI Suspect Has Shootout With Cops

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Credit: Brian Rosner

A 21-year-old man has been arrested Monday by Dallas Police for allegedly having opened fire on police officers on the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge then attempting to evade police on foot near the Trinity River.

According to Dallas police Sr. Cpl. Sherri Jeffrey, at approximately 2:11 a.m., officers noticed a four-door, black Nissan swerving out of its lane on the bridge. Police followed and witnessed muzzle flashes from a gun that was coming from the car. The bullets didn’t hit anyone.

Officers pursued the vehicle until it reached the intersection of Canada Drive and Hampton Road, at which point two men hopped out of the car and fled. One, who has not been named, was arrested “almost immediately” and charged with public intoxication.

The other man in the car was 21-year-old Juan Delarosa, who made it 600 yards on his feet before police arrested him in the Trinity River bottoms. Officers at the scene were aided by the DPD’s Air One helicopter.

Delarosa was charged with aggravated assault of a public servant, DWI and attempting to and evade arrest. Delarosa is currently being held without bond.

Drivers who are of drinking will often make misjudgments and get behind the wheel after consuming alcohol.  Once a driver has decided to flaunt the law and drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they are also more inclined to engage in more risky behavior. Often DUI drivers will also drive over the speed limit. Sometimes this can lead to accidents with serious injuries or even death.

In addition to the DUI charge this person faces, on the State of Texas it is considered an unlawful carrying of a firearm to do so while under the influence of alcohol. Texas State Law Title 10 Chapter 46 Section 46.035 (d)

“A license holder commits an offense if, while intoxicated, the license holder carries a handgun under the authority of Subchapter H, Chapter 411, Government Code, regardless of whether the handgun is concealed.”

It is clear that the act of drinking while intoxicated is dangerous and should not be engaged in just as drinking and driving shouldn’t. If you or a loved one have been injured or suffered a loss due to the irresponsible actions of a drunk driver or someone handling firearms while intoxicated, give our law offices a call. Our attorneys are personal injury legal professionals who are committed to successfully representing our clients. In a DUI accident, or an accident involving a firearm that has injured or killed another person, there may be several responsible parties involved. Anyone who is potentially responsible should be held accountable for the injuries they cause. Depending upon the details of your case, you could be eligible for compensation that can help pay for medical costs, long term care, lost income, and other expenses that are related to or the result of your accident. Contact our offices and we will arrange for you to meet with an attorney that will go over your case with you. Your consultation is confidential and without cost or obligation to you.

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