Lee Ray Medina of San Angelo was indicted on the charge of “Driving While Intoxicated Felony Enhanced”.
The range of punishment for this crime is 2 – 20 years and up to a $10,000 fine.
Lee Ray Medina faced his punishment after over two years from the circumstances that led to his arrest on April 4, 2015.
Law enforcement officers from the Tom Green County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Department of Public Safety were dispatched to a one vehicle crash on State Highway 208. The vehicle had crossed a lane of traffic and off the roadway, then rolled and eventually came to a stop in an area off the roadway.
The driver of the vehicle, Lee Ray Medina, was removed from the vehicle and transported to Shannon Medical Center. Containers of alcoholic beverage were located inside the vehicle and around the crash site. A small of bag of marijuana was also located in the vehicle.
This was not Ray Lee Medina’s first encounter with law enforcement, as he had previously been convicted of the felony offense of “DELIVERY OF A CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE”, (COCAINE), Felony “TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS” charge, and a misdemeanor “EVADING ARREST” case.
The prior conviction history enhanced his punishment range to a second-degree felony.
After taking all facts and evidence into consideration, the jury sentenced Medina to 14 years in prison.
The Associate Judge had this comment in regard to the case:
“The citizens of Tom Green County deserve to feel safe while traveling on the roadways of our county. The District Attorney’s office will continue the fight to keep our roads safe by prosecuting those individual who gamble with the safety and lives of the citizens of Tom Green County by engaging in dangerous behaviors such as driving while intoxicated.”