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Bolivar wreck leads to intoxication assault charges - The Galveston County Daily News : Local News

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Bolivar wreck leads to intoxication assault charges

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Posted: Thursday, December 12, 2013 12:10 am

BOLIVAR PENINSULA — A Louisiana man was arrested on two counts of intoxication assault, stemming from a June wreck that threw two women from a Jeep on the Bolivar Peninsula, authorities said Wednesday.

Joseph Marcus Dwayne Minix, 37, of Lafayette, La., was released from jail on bonds totaling $50,000 in connection with a June 29 crash in the 3500 block of state Highway 87 in Crystal Beach, said Maj. Ray Tuttoilmondo, a spokesman for the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office.

Minix is accused of rear-ending a Jeep Wrangler as it slowed down to make a left turn. The crash caused the Jeep to spin, throwing two women from the vehicle, Tuttoilmondo said.

A medical helicopter took Nancy Spears, 42, of League City and Kimberly Lansford, 39, of Baytown to a hospital for treatment of serious yet not life threatening injuries, Tuttoilmondo said.

Minix was also taken to a hospital, where a sample of his blood was drawn to determine whether he was intoxicated. Tuttoilmondo said he didn’t have the results of the blood test.

A grand jury indicted Minix in October, and he surrendered at the county jail on Friday. Tuttoilmondo said. 

Court documents didn’t list an attorney for Minix.