Tests revealed that Miguel Limon Jr.'s blood-alcohol level was 0.26 when he plowed a 1996 GMC Safari into a concrete wall along the northbound Interstate 35W service road at Ripy Street. The crash killed Esteban Estrada and injured the boy's younger brother and mother.
The fatal wreck came just 12 days after Limon, 25, (right) pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 15 days in jail. In lieu of jail.
The death of the child is renewing debate over the sentencing of first-time DWI offenders to labor detail.
"I would hope," said one official from the Tarrant County district attorney's office, "(that judges) would find that it is not in the interest of justice to continue to use labor detail for DWI offenders."
Staff Writer Deanna Boyd reports.