Drunk Dallas Teenager Kills Motorcylist

A drunken driving suspect, 18 year old Joshua Reyes, crashed into a poor guy riding his motorcycle in University Park early Sunday morning.

Danny Ray Viola, 56, of Dallas was southbound on Preston Road at 12:40 a.m. when he collided with a speeding Honda Civic that ran the light at University Boulevard.

Viola was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

Reyes (see photo) was taken into custody on a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

This story really makes me angry.

I hate drunk drivers. And don’t drink much alcohol. And sympathize with law abiding motorcyclists and bicyclists. And my only child goes to SMU and lived in a dorm a block from the scene for two years. And I spent three years studying at SMU Law School a block in the other direction.

There has to be a way to crack down on the wide spread culture of drinking and driving, especially when it kills innocent drivers. I have had to handle far too many DWI cases over the last 31 years.

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