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SXSW Drunk Driver Gets 20 Additional Charges Against Him

Posted By on April 1, 2014

SXSW Drunk Driver Gets 20 Additional Charges Against Him

We recently reported on a drunk driver killing and injuring multiple people at the SXSW festival in Texas. The driver, Rashad Owens, was already facing murder charges and now reports claim there has been 20 new charges of aggravated assault after plowing through a crowd during the festival.

According to reports, jail documents posted online Tuesday (April 1st) list the additional charges.

 “The Travis County district clerk’s office has confirmed 20 new charges have been filed against South by Southwest crash suspect Rashad Charjuan Owens.” (Statesman)

Each additional charge against Owens can carry a possible additional 20 years and the judge has set a bond of $3 million.

 “Each new charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is a second-degree felony that carries a possible sentence of up to 20 years. A judge set bail at $100,000 for each new charge adding to the $3 million bail already listed for a charge of capital murder.” (Statesman)

Read more on the original story HERE.