Donald Huff, Three-Time DWI Offender, Found Guilty of Murder in Bexar County
On Wednesday, prosecutors successfully convicted Donald Huff, 54, guilty of murder for a drunken driving crash that killed his fiancée, Arlene Harding-Watts. The accident occurred almost four years ago, on August 6, 2009, when Huff and Harding-Watts were driving a motorcycle down Nacogdoches Road. Huff had a blood alcohol of .17, more than twice the legal limit. During his trial, Huff’s attorneys were adamant that Harding-Watts had been driving, but immediately after the crash, Huff had told first responders that he had been driving. Harding-Watts suffered multiple injuries, including blunt-force injuries to her abdomen and head, a broken neck, and an almost entirely severed foot. Huff was left unscathed. Given that he had been convicted of a DWI twice before, prosecutors were able to pursue murder charges for this third offense. His sentencing is set for July 31, where Huff will face up to life in prison.
Legal Commentary – Majed Nachawati – Author
Not only are drunk drivers committing a crime, but they are also endangering the lives of everyone around them, especially those who are in the same vehicle. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drunken driving accidents accounted for nearly one-third of all traffic related deaths in 2010 in the United States. The challenge for many individuals who are injured or whose loved in killed in a drunken driving accident is to make the right choice about their legal rights.
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