Katy man convicted of DWI for 2015 crash into tree

Jeffrey Boyd Moore found guilty Thursday

By Michelle Ganley - Online Editor
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FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas - A Katy man has been convicted of driving while intoxicated, a jury determined after deliberating for 30 minutes, officials said Monday.

Jeffrey Boyd Moore, 61, was found disoriented in his wrecked car on the morning of Oct. 10, 2015, according to a news release from the Fort Bend County District Attorney’s Office.

A jury convicted him Thursday.

On the night of the wreck, Moore left Southland Bar in Old Katy and made it about six blocks before he blacked out behind the wheel, jumped a curb and drove onto the median before hitting a tree, Assistant District Attorney Charann Thompson said.

Moore sat in the car until an officer with the Katy Police Department found him and helped him out of the vehicle, Thompson said.

The officer smelled alcohol on Moore, but Moore refused to let the officer evaluate his driving abilities. Moore also wouldn’t give a breath or blood sample.
 
Driving while intoxicated in this case is a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by a fine of up to $2,000 or up to 180 days in jail, the news release said.

Moore will be on probation for one year, and he will pay a $500 fine and serve 48 hours of community service.  Moore was also ordered to attend and complete a DWI education class and victim impact panel, officials said.

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