July 26thmarked the first time 17-year-old Jaggar Smith appeared before a court after causing a drunk driving accident that took the life of 16-year-old Salma Gomez and 16-year-old Chloe Robinson. Smith and the two teens had been out driving one night after Smith allegedly drank an entire bottle of MD 20/20. He was behind the wheel. ABC 6 says Smith was speeding after having consumed the alcohol and lost control of his vehicle. He then crashed into some trees in the median, which split the vehicle in half.
The news outlet stated that the front half of the car rotated clockwise, stopping in the median and the back half continued to spin until it hit another tree. Robinson, who was sitting in the back of the vehicle, died on impact. Gomez, however, was transported to an area hospital where she later died. Smith received treated for the minor injuries he sustained.
It was reported that Smith had “red eyes slurred speech, droopy eyes, and the smell of alcohol was on his breath.” He has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and bonded out of jail while awaiting his court appearance. When Smith was placed before a judge recently, the judge ruled that he is not permitted to leave his home between the hours of 9:00 p.m.-6:00 a.m., although that curfew may change once school resumes [Source: ABC 7]. He is also required to have an in-home breathalyzer and he’s not allowed to drive.
Smith’s next hearing is scheduled for September 27thand he has hired an Ohio drunk driving accident attorney to represent him for his case. His attorney released a statement on behalf of him and his family saying, “Jaggar and his family cannot adequately express the depths of their despair over the loss of two of the most beautiful lives imaginable. We will have no further public comment as no words could ever fill the hearts of the families and friends of Chloe and Salma.”
The three teens had been friends who met at Atascocita High School, although Smith is now a current student at Kingwood High School.  He has been described by his family as “a good kid” who has “never been in trouble.” A friend of Gomez and Robinson told the news source that they “were good girls.” “They were fun, always in good spirits, bright, always trying to have fun and laugh.”
After the tragic accident transpired, Humble ISD made sure grief counselors would be available to students at Atascocita High School for those who needed the support.
As for the families who are working to get through this terrible time, there has been no word whether they plan to take any sort of legal action of their own for the deaths of their children. The fact is, most families are often left in shock after a loved one has been killed in a drunk driving crash and many don’t know who to turn to or what their next step should be. But, there are professionals out there who can guide you in the right direction and provide you with the advice and support you need as you go through this tough time.
 
If someone you love was injured or killed in a drunk driving accident in Houston, TX and you are looking to seek justice for the pain and suffering the accident has brought on, contact USAttorneys.com today.
So, if you recently lost someone to a DUI accident in Houston, Texas and are seeking additional support, contact USAttorneys.com today. We will work diligently to get you placed in touch with a qualified and compassionate drunk driving accident lawyer in Houston, TX who can answer any questions you might have as well as provide you with all the help you need.

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