Alcohol Suspected to be a Factor in Fatal Head on Collision - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

7/8/03

Alcohol Suspected to be a Factor in Fatal Head on Collision

40-year-old, Cody Breshers was driving his chevy truck south in the northbound lane of the East Loop. Hitting 17-year old Andrew Trevino and his 16-year-old cousin Matthew Escalon head on killing Trevino and injuring Escalon. According to police reports, an odor of an alcoholic beverage was found on the suspect's breath.

Breshers was convicted of a DWI and driving on the wrong side of the road in 1997. Lubbock Police Captain Richard Foster says it's tragedies like these that send a strong message to those who drink and get behind the wheel.

"Anytime you have a fatality it's a very tragic thing because in most instances that can be prevented when alcohol or drugs are a contributing factor that can definitely be prevented. If you drink and drive and you get caught there is no tolerance with DWI you will go to jail," says Foster.

Cody Breshers has been released from the hospital. However, 16-year-old Matthew Escalon remains in critical condition at UMC. The accident is still under investigation. Police say charges will be filed, but the severity of those charges will depend on the outcome of the investigation. Trevino is the tenth person in Lubbock to die from a drinking and driving accident this year.

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