Twelve associates of the Slender Blue Line Regulation Enforcement Motorcycle Club had been wounded — 3 of them fatally — in a head-on crash on a Texas highway involving a guy authorities say was driving drunk when he crossed a divider.
The Kerr County Sheriff’s Place of work said the group was on a ride Saturday afternoon celebrating the club’s birthday on Freeway 16 just south of Kerrville when a person crossed over the center stripe and ran into them.
“There had been a few fatalities and nine members taken to the medical center in critical issue,” sheriff’s officials reported. “The person that crossed the middle stripe has been arrested for quite a few counts of intoxicated manslaughter and intoxicated assault.”
Nearby media quoted the sheriff’s office environment as expressing the individual who was arrested was Ivan Robles Navejas, 28, of Center Issue, Texas.
The bikers killed were being Joseph Paglia, of Chicago, Jerry Wayne Harbour, of Houstion, and Michael White, of Chicago.
Paglia was president of the club’s Chicago chapter who was a retired Niles Town police officer, Fox 29 San Antonio reported.
Harbour was a retired U.S. Army Lt. Colonel. White was also retired from the U.S. Military.
The club was holding a assembly in Bandera, Texas, for the Slim Blue Line Foundation, according to David Weed, a spokesman for the group.
“Several of our members experienced absent on a leisurely motorcycle ride to have lunch in Kerrville this early morning right before the meeting,” he said according to Fox 29.
Weed said those people killed and hurt had been struck head-on.