HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say a 17-year-old driver drank a whole bottle of Mad Dog before crashing into trees, splitting his car in two and killing his two 16-year-old female passengers in suburban Houston.
Harris County prosecutors told a judge that Jaggar Smith had slurred speech and red eyes after the wreck early Wednesday.READ MORE: Homeland Security Chief At Texas-Mexico Border As Thousands Of Migrants Crowd In Makeshift Camp
Salma Gomez and Chloe Robison were killed in the crash. The teens all attended Atascocita High School, northeast of Houston.READ MORE: 1 Texas Police Officer Dead, Another Hospitalized After Being Shot While Executing Narcotics Arrest Warrant
Smith, accompanied by his parents and attorney Chip Lewis, made a preliminary court appearance Thursday. He’s charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter.MORE NEWS: Governor Greg Abbott Requests Federal Emergency Declaration For Texas In Response To Border Crisis
Lewis described Smith as so overcome “he’s almost unable to speak.” Smith is free on $60,000 bond.