An Austin, Texas man is facing felony assault charges after a drunk driving incident on Robert E. Lee Road on Friday, November 25th. Guillermo Leon, the 38 year old man responsible for the incident, is said to have been driving under the influence of alcohol at about 7:30 p.m. when he struck his girlfriend with his white Chevy truck.
According to a court affidavit, Leon was driving drunk to collect payment for a job he’d completed. His girlfriend was in the truck and she told him she would take over driving since he appeared intoxicated. Leon refused, became angry, and punched his girlfriend in the face.
The woman immediately exited the vehicle and began walking, but Leon would not leave her alone. He approached in the truck and struck her in the back with the truck’s side mirror. The mirror was broken, and the woman suffered injuries, the extent of which is unknown.
After striking the woman in the back with the truck, Leon attempted to drag her back into the vehicle. Neighbors intervened, and the woman was treated by emergency medical technicians. Leon drove away.
Police found Leon and his truck within hours; the man was arrested for vehicular battery.
When alcohol abuse becomes this severe, it is hoped that the abuser may find the help he or she needs. At Vista Taos, alcohol abuse can be treated either before or after actions escalate to such a severe level. Hopefully, Leon may find the alcohol abuse treatment necessary. If you or a family member needs this assistance as well, the caring staff at Vista Taos Renewal Center in New Mexico can help you reclaim your life.