A jury verdict of $41 million in damages was awarded to a couple after sustaining life-threatening injuries due to a drunk driver.
According to Texas DPS Troopers, the crash occurred on December 19, 2019, when the defendant, Roger Landry, was so intoxicated that he blacked out while driving a company truck, blew through a stop sign, and slammed into another pickup nearly killing the couple inside. It happened in Limestone County on FM 39 at SH 164.
The couple has requested to remain anonymous.
Landry was on his way back to a company yard in Grimes County from a remote job site and was in a company-owned vehicle when the collision occurred.
Attorneys say evidence presented to the jury proved the company, QA Services LLC in Bedias, was in violation of multiple safety policies.
In addition to the civil case, Landry was also found guilty in a criminal trial. The 38-year-old from Athens, Texas, was found guilty of two charges of intoxication assault with a motor vehicle resulting in serious bodily injury and sentenced to seven years on each count.
He’ll be up for parole next year.