BOLIVAR PENINSULA — A man pleaded guilty to two counts of intoxication assault in a wreck that seriously injured a Beaumont couple on their way to a Galveston motorcycle rally last year.
Michael Bradford Smith, 44, of Galveston was sentenced Tuesday to eight years probation in the Nov. 2, 2012, crash that hurt Blaine Endicott and Rachel Hervin.
Smith’s blood-alcohol level measured .20 percent, more than double the legal driving limit of .08 percent, Galveston County Assistant District Attorney Bill Reed said Wednesday.
Smith was driving a pickup north on 7th Street in Port Bolivar at 12:54 p.m. He stopped at a stop sign at state Highway 87, but continued north, crossing the path of the eastbound Harley-Davidson motorcycle, which crashed into the passenger side of his pickup, according to a sheriff’s office report.
Endicott and Hervin were thrown from the motorcycle. Both wore helmets. Endicott landed in the middle of Seventh Street, but Hervin was found beneath the passenger side of Smith’s pickup.
A medical helicopter took Endicott and Hervin to the University of Medical Branch in Galveston for treatment.
Smith paid $3,196 in restitution. Reed said he met with both victims before making the plea offer to Smith.