Constable's daughter killed by suspected intoxicated driver

Constable's daughter killed by suspected intoxicated driver

On Sunday, May 1, at 12:30 am., Beaumont police officers responded to a major crash at the intersection of College and Major.

Upon arrival, officers found a '97 Nissan had been struck from the rear by a '08 Dodge pickup. The driver of the Nissan, identified as 23-year-old Amber Hawthorne, daughter of a Jasper County constable and resident of China, was trapped in the vehicle and had to be extracted. She was transported to Christus St. Elizabeth where she died of her injuries.

Witness statements and an investigation has so far revealed Hawthorne was westbound on College Street, proceeding through the Major Drive intersection, when she was struck in the rear by the Dodge, driven at "an extremely high rate of speed" by Michael Bass, 42, of Beaumont, according to information from BPD. The impact caused catastrophic damage to Hawthorne's vehicle and pinned her in the car.

Bass was transported to Jefferson County Correctional Facility and booked for driving while intoxicated.




Now a day we frequently hear about the accidents caused by the intoxicated drivers, Beaumont police department officers have to take some preventive steps in order to avoid the accident caused by intoxicated driver, which may cause heavy loss to human property. In this type of accident the person who does mistake will be left unpunishable and person who is innocent have to face calamity, like constables innocent daughter got killed in the above case.Also there should be some Medical Alarms installed in all the vehicle to deal with such kind of situation.Hopefully in future we will see such alert system installed in all the vehicle.

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