Police Officer Injured in DUI Crash on Georgia Street in Amarillo; Jaylin Lucero Arrested

Police Officer Injured in DUI Crash on Georgia Street in Amarillo; Jaylin Lucero Arrested

Police Officer Injured, Jaylin Lucero Arrested after Multi-Vehicle Crash on Georgia Street in Amarillo

Amarillo, Texas (March 2, 2020) – An Amarillo police officer was injured Sunday morning in a multi-vehicle crash involving a DUI driver in Amarillo, according to a local news source.

The crash happened around 2:00 a.m., March 1, in the 2400 block of South Georgia Street.

Police said the officer was driving a police SUV southbound on south Georgia Street when he hit a GMC Yukon which had failed to yield the right of way when turning left into a driveway

The impact caused the Yukon to hit a parked truck in front of a restaurant. The truck was pushed into a parked FJ Cruiser.

The officer was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. They have since been released.

The Yukon driver, Nathaniel Owens, 43, and a passenger, Jaylin Lucero, 23, were uninjured in the crash.

Owens was arrested and booked into Potter County Detention Center for a DWI 2nd charge.

Lucero was arrested and booked into Randall County Jail. He had several traffic warrants for his arrest.

The Traffic Investigation Squad of the Amarillo Police Department is conducting the investigation.

We wish the injured victim a quick recovery.

In Texas, a driver is legally intoxicated after consuming alcohol if their blood alcohol content (BAC) is .08% or higher. A driver is also considered intoxicated if they don’t have the normal use of their mental or physical faculties by reason of the introduction of alcohol. Alcohol, however, is not the only intoxicant, as drivers can become intoxicated by ingesting prescription and illegal drugs such as crack, marijuana, and cocaine.

Regardless of what substance caused the driver’s reaction time to become significantly altered, intoxication by any means can cause terrible accidents and injuries.

Innocent victims harmed by drunk drivers are entitled to compensation for their injuries, including but not limited to medical expenses; lost wages; pain and suffering and mental anguish; physical impairment and disability; and most importantly, punitive damages to deter future conduct. 

If you have been injured because of a drunk driver, you will want a knowledgeable accident lawyer to bring a personal injury action against the drunk driver.

To speak with one of our highly qualified lawyers at Joel A. Gordon & Associates Click to call: 281-943-5555.

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