Douglas Dommert in Coma After Accident with Alleged Drunk Driver in Beaumont, TX

Local news reports in Beaumont, TX stated that an accident along Cardinal Drive in Beaumont left two people injured, including one man in a coma. Police reported that 44-year old Robert Pastorella was under the influence of alcohol when he struck a motorcycle with his Honda Accord on June 17, 2012 at about 2:48 in the morning. Sources said that of the two people on the motorcycle, one man was identified as Douglas Dommert and was listed as in a coma at the St. Elizabeth Hospital. The other passenger was identified only as a woman.

Scene of the Accident


According to official reports, Dommert and the woman were riding on a Harley Davidson motorcycle, headed south along Cardinal Drive, when Pastorella’s Accord struck the rear of the bike. Both Dommert and the unnamed woman were sent into a ditch and suffered severe head trauma. Neither rider was wearing a helmet, sources said. Police stated that Dommert was arrested for intoxication assault arrested. There were no details about the woman’s condition available.

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