COLLEYVILLE, TX (02/18/2016) — A suspected drunk driver drove into a neighborhood liquor store, seriously injuring two female customers on Thursday night.
Colleyville police have identified 68-year-old Carlos Guajardo as the suspected drunk driver who crashed his vehicle into Hall’s Wine & Spirits (AKA Hall’s Grocery) located in the 4200 block of Glade Road in Colleyville, Texas.
Authorities reported that the accident occurred at around 6:15 p.m., when Guajardo drove his blue Mazda SUV through the front of the convenience store.
“Sounded like the whole world was crashing down. You know it sounded like the ceiling was falling on the store,” said Charlie Hall, who was inside the store at the time.
The incident left two women injured. A 36-year-old woman, who was airlifted to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, remains in critical condition.
The second victim was a 44-year-old woman who was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in stable condition.
Neither of the victim’s names have been released at this time.
Police arrested Guajardo and charged him with intoxication assault. He is being held at the Keller Regional Detention Center.
Texas unfortunately leads the nation with regard to drunk driving-related deaths. In 2013, more than 15,000 Texans were injured due to the negligence of drunk drivers. Unfortunately, thousands of victims are suffering injuries and losing their lives at the hands of drivers who could have chosen to simply not drive while intoxicated.
Can something be done? Yes. Drivers who notice erratic driving behaviors from another driver should contact the police immediately. The more reports the authorities receive, the faster that driver can be stopped before they have a chance to hurt someone.