FYI...latest update. Emilio's blood-alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Really bad combination....drunk driver + 40,000 lb bus. Police: Emilio's Blood-Alcohol Level Twice Legal Limit
BELLAIRE, Texas -- Tejano star Emilio Navaira III had more than two times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood when he crashed his tour bus into a set of freeway barrels, police told KPRC Local 2.
Bellaire police said Thursday that Navaira, simply know as Emilio to his fans, had a blood-alcohol level of .19. The legal limit in Texas is .08.
Emilio was behind the wheel of his tour bus on March 23 when it slammed into the barrels on the West Loop near the Southwest Freeway, throwing him through the windshield. He was critically injured. Doctors had to perform two brain surgeries and repaired a potentially fatal aneurysm on his right lung.
He was moved to Memorial Hermann|TIRR, a hospital that specializes in helping people with disabling injuries or illnesses, on April 23. He is expected to have trouble with his memory and concentration as he recovers.