Police say that William David Watson was drunk when he caused a Hickory car accident injuring 5 people.
According to the driver of the other vehicle, Watson was seen swerving just prior to the crash, so he took evasive action and pulled to the side of the road, but was still hit head-on by Watson.
Watson, who has been charged with Driving While Impaired, Carrying a Concealed Weapon, and Possession of a Stolen Firearm, is no stranger to the criminal courts. As a teen, he was convicted twice for possession of marijuana and once for underage possession of alcohol. His troubles with the law continued into his 20’s and 30’s, with more drug convictions, and 2 charges but not convictions, for Driving While Impaired. He is currently awaiting trial for a speeding charge and a charge for hit and run and leaving the scene of an accident.
The victims of this accident were treated and released from Frye Regional Medical Center. These victims will be entitled to recover damages for their injuries, as well as punitive damages, as Watson was charged with Driving While Impaired. An experienced car accident attorney can recover damages from the responsible party for a victims injuries.