Charges to be Upgraded in NW Harris County Drunk Driving Case

Jeramie Doucet

UPDATED AT 9:00 a.m. Monday to reflect the death of a victim and the upgraded charges against Doucet.

NORTHWEST HARRIS COUNTY (Covering Katy News) – Charges against a man who is accused of being drunk when he caused a chain reaction accident in northwest Harris County will be upgraded now that one of the victims has died from her injuries.

“The charges of intoxication manslaughter, and a failure to stop and render aid will be filed against Jeramie Doucet according to deputy Thomas Gilliland of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office. The victim is a 37-year-old woman. Her name has not yet been released.

Gilliland said Doucet, 32, fled on foot and had to be captured after the crash. Doucet was expected to make his first appearance before a judge at the Harris County Criminal Justice Center Monday morning.  Before that hearing, the victim died and the district attorney upgraded the charges.

Doucet had been charged with 2 counts of intoxication assault after the crash on FM 1960 near Highway 290 on Saturday, March 2, 2019.

“Doucet was operating a late model Mercedes Benz sedan at a high rate of speed,” Gilliland said.

As he was approaching the intersection, he ran into the back of a Ford Expedition, investigators said. Two females were in the Expedition which had stopped due to heavy traffic at the intersection.

The two females were transported in critical condition to local hospitals, one died. Two others had non-life threatening injuries.

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