Tejano singer Emilio Navaira turned himself in to Houston police last weekend to answer for a Texas drunk driving charge. As the District Attorney did not consider Emilio a flight risk, he was allowed to post a $5000 bond and ordered to appear in court this Friday.
Emilio was driving his band’s tour bus on March 23, 2008 when he slammed into traffic barrels around 5:00 am on Interstate 610 on the west side of Houston. The Grammy Award winning star was thrown through the windshield, resulting in life threatening head injuries. Six passengers in the bus were also injured. During an investigation of the accident, police determined that Emilio had a blood alcohol content of .019% and did not have a license to operate a bus.