Texas Official Charged With Intoxicated Manslaughter in Crash That Killed Father and Son

A Texas City commissioner has been charged with two counts of intoxicated manslaughter after she slammed into a pickup truck, killing a father and son, police said.

Dee Ann Haney, 54, acknowledged she had smoked marijuana before the crash on Interstate 45, Galveston Police Capt. Joshua Schirard told InsideEdition.com Monday night.

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The local politician was arraigned, but did not enter a plea, Schirard said. She was released on $100,000 bail.

Haney plowed into a truck stopped on the side of the highway, police said. Van Duoc Le, 59, and his son, Phue Hong Le, 33, were trying to secure a sheet of Plexiglass in the truck bed when they were struck and killed, according to authorities.

Haney failed a field sobriety test at the scene, police said.

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She also is an employee of Texas A&M University at Galveston, working as a lab safety and training coordinator.

The university issued a statement, saying, “We learned this morning that an employee of Texas A&M University at Galveston, Dee Ann Haney, was involved in a vehicle accident... that resulted in two deaths.

"Our deepest condolences go to the families of those who lost their lives.”

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