Texas: Luis R. Besa convicted of intoxicated manslaughter in fatal death of Alejandro Perez; sentenced to 10 years

Luis-Rogelio-Beso-sentenced-to-ten-years-in-prison-for-DUI-manslaugher-22nd District Court

From San Marcos Daily Record
San Marcos — San Marcos Police arrested the driver of a pickup involved in a fatal wreck on Hwy. 123 Friday and charged him with intoxication manslaughter and assault.
Luis R. Besa, 42, of Seguin was jailed at the Hays County Law Enforcement Center on one count of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault. Bond was set at $100,000 for the manslaughter charge, a second-degree felony, and $50,000 for the assault, a third-degree felony…..MORE

From San Antonio Express-News: San Marcos police said Alejandro Perez, 58, of Maxwell was killed in the crash shortly before 6 p.m. in the 1100 block of Texas 123 near FM 621.

Besa was traveling south on the highway when his Chevrolet pickup rear-ended a Cadillac El Dorado — in which Perez was a passenger — waiting to turn into a grocery store parking lot.

The car was thrust into oncoming traffic and was broadsided by a GMC Sonoma pickup and then struck by a Hummer. Authorities said the car caught fire, and a passing trucker extinguished the flames.

The driver of the Cadillac was identified as Alfredo Aquino, 62, of Lockhart. He was transported to University Medical Center at Brackenridge in Austin, where he remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Register of ActionsCase No. CR-11-0778

The State of Texas vs. Luis Besa§
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Case Type: Adult Felony
Date Filed:09/15/2011
Location: 22nd District Court
Lead Attorneys
DefendantBesa, Luis RogelioMale White
DOB: 06/08/1969
5′ 8″, 205 lbs
Jason B. McMinn
  Retained
512-474-0222(W)
  11551 N State Hwy 123
  Seguin, TX 78155
  SID: TX04721195
 
StateThe State of TexasSherri Tibbe
512-476-4475(W)
  712 S Stagecoach TRL
  San Marcos, TX 78666
Charges: Besa, Luis RogelioStatuteLevelDate
1.  [COUNT I] INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTER49.08Second Degree Felony07/15/2011
2.  [COUNT II] INTOXICATION ASSAULT49.07Third Degree Felony07/15/2011
   DISPOSITIONS
01/30/2012  Plea (Judicial Officer: Robison, Jack)
1. [COUNT I] INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTERGuilty
01/30/2012  Plea (Judicial Officer: Robison, Jack)
2. [COUNT II] INTOXICATION ASSAULTGuilty
03/12/2012  Disposition (Judicial Officer: Robison, Jack)
1. [COUNT I] INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTERConvicted
03/12/2012  SentenceVol./Book 559, Page 368,  2 pages(Judicial Officer: Robison, Jack)1. [COUNT I] INTOXICATION MANSLAUGHTERConfinement to Commence 03/12/201210 Years , Institutional Division, Department of CorrectionsConcurrent with Prior Sentence
03/12/2012  Disposition (Judicial Officer: Robison, Jack)
2. [COUNT II] INTOXICATION ASSAULTConvicted
03/12/2012  SentenceVol./Book 559, Page 370,  2 pages(Judicial Officer: Robison, Jack)2. [COUNT II] INTOXICATION ASSAULTConfinement to Commence 03/12/201210 Years , Institutional Division, Department of CorrectionsConcurrent with Prior Sentence
   
   OTHER EVENTS AND HEARINGS
07/18/2011  Bail Bond$50,000.00 – Surety (Count II)
07/18/2011  Bail Bond$100,000.00 – Surety (Count I)
07/19/2011  Complaint PacketCount II
07/19/2011  Complaint PacketCount I
07/19/2011  Magistrate Warning
09/15/2011  Indictment (Open Case)
09/15/2011  Court’s Docket Sheet
10/03/2011  Letter of RepresentationGina Jones
10/03/2011  Letter of RepresentationLead Counsel – Jason McMinn
10/19/2011  Arraignment  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Ramsay, Charles)Result: Waived Arraignment
10/19/2011  Waiver Of Arraignment (Judicial Officer: Henry, William R )SIGNED JUDGE HENRY
11/08/2011  Pre Trial Motions (Non-Evidentiary)  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Ramsay, Charles)Result: Reset
01/30/2012  Pre Trial Motions (Non-Evidentiary)  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Ramsay, Charles)Result: Pled Guilty
01/30/2012  Plea Bargain Agreement
02/08/2012  Motionto Modify Bond Conditions (State’s)
02/08/2012  Order (Judicial Officer: Henry, William R )Granted – ordered to install ignition interlock device
03/12/2012  Punishment Hearing  (9:00 AM) (Judicial Officer Ramsay, Charles)Result: Pled Guilty Sent
03/12/2012  Court Cost (Bill of Cost)
03/12/2012  Court WritDefendant sentenced to serve 10 years in the Texas Dept of Correction – run concurrently – affirmative finding deadly weapon – back time credit per judgment
03/12/2012  Trial Court ‘s Certification of Defendant’s Right of Appeal
03/12/2012  Restitution Order (Judicial Officer: Robison, Jack )Vol./Book 559, Page 261,  2 pages
Booking #: 20056294HAYS COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Facility: Hays County JailBooked: 12/12/2005Released: 12/12/2005

PRIOR DWI CONVICTION

Name:
Besa, Luis Rogelio
Desc: White  Male  5ft 8in   195 lbs  
 Alias: Besa, Roger; Besa, Luis; Rogelio, Luis; Besa, Roger; Besa, Luis; Rogelio, Luis
Hair: Black
SO #222308
Eyes Brown
DOB: 06/08/1969
Address: Seguin, TX 78155
Warrant #ChargeIssuing AuthOffense DateBond/TypeFine/Crt CostsDisposition
080631DWLI-B (SMPD 05-71638)SMPD12/12/20051,000.00Surety Bond0.00Disp-Conv
Booking #: 961807WF-PD
Facility: Hays County JailBooked: 05/14/1996Released: 05/15/1996
NameBesa, Luis Rogelio
Desc
White  Male  5ft 8in   155 lbs   Alias
Hair Brown
SO #222308
EyesBrown
DOB: 06/08/1969
Address
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
Warrant #ChargeIssuing AuthOffense DateBond/TypeFine/Crt CostsDisposition
INSTANTERPOM u/2oz SMPD#96-10031SMPD05/14/1996600.00Surety Bond0.00Disp-Conv