Drunk Driving Accident Suspect Arrested For DWI 24 Hours Before Accident

NewsChannel 10
By KFDA Assignments Desk

Amarillo, Texas - The suspect in a fatal drunk driving accident was released from jail for drunk driving just 24 hours before the accident. NewsChannel 10 looked into the criminal record of 33 year old William Shad Stephens. It turns out he was arrested on December 9th for his 2nd DWI offense and taken to the Potter County Jail.

He was released on Thursday, then on Friday, police say he was driving drunk when he killed a man on Fillmore street in Amarillo.

Stephens was also arrested on December 3rd for Possession of a Controlled Substance and bonded out the next day.