Man Indicted for Drunken Crash That Seriously Injured His Children


SAN ANGELO, TX – A Miles man was indicted last month after he got into a crash, while drunk, with his two children in the vehicle with him.

According to court documents, on Oct. 15, Michael Acosta was indicted for driving while intoxicated with a child under 15 years of age and endangering a child.

The indictment came after Acosta was arrested for intoxicated assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury on Apr. 8, 2021. On that day, troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety were dispatched to U.S. 67, near mile marker 656, for the report of a major crash.

When the troopers arrived, they discovered a red Ford pickup and another vehicle that crash in the middle of the intersection. Following his investigation, the trooper determined that the Ford had failed to yield at an intersection and was struck on the back seat door on the passengers side.

The occupants in the vehicle, Michael Roy Acosta, 29, of Miles, and two children ages one and two, were all checked out by EMS. Becuase of their injuries both of the children were taken to Shannon Medical Center.

During the investigation the trooper claimed to observed signs of intoxication from the driver. Acosta was was given a field sobriety test were he reportedly performed poorly. He was then placed under arrest and taken to Shannon for a blood specimen.

While at Shannon, the Trooper checked on the statues of the children. The 2-year-old suffered multiple injuries including bruised lungs, a concussion and two broken ribs.

Acosta was booked into the Tom Green County Detention Facility and was released the same day after posting a $10,000 bond. 

His first initial pretrial has not been set at this time.

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