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Man charged with assault while intoxicated over wreck of January at Burkburnett

Burkburnett (KFDX/KJTL) – A Wichita Falls man has been charged in connection with an alleged drunk driving incident in Burkburnett that injured three children and a woman.

David Winney, 56, is charged with assault while intoxicated with a vehicle with grievous bodily harm in a two-car crash in Burkburnett on January 16, 2023.

Police said they responded at the College Street and Oklahoma Cutoff intersection and found Winney sitting in the driver’s seat of a van and bleeding from her forehead.

He told them he was fine and tried to get out but was told not to move.

The officer said he could detect the alcohol on Winney.

Three children aged 11, 10 and 8 and the woman were passengers in a Jeep and were being treated by medical personnel. The 11-year-old had injuries to her forehead and knee and said the injured woman was her mother. The 8-year-old had a deep laceration on her forehead that required stitches. The 10-year-old boy had minor bruises.

Medical staff told police the woman suffered a compound fracture in her left leg and the bone was exposed through a cut below the knee.

He told officers the van swerved suddenly into their lane.

A police sergeant asked Winney if she had been drinking and she said yes, that she had “drank a couple”.

They asked for consent for a blood draw and said he refused.

One officer said when they asked Winney where she was going, she said it was headed for Burkburnett, and when told it was already in Burkburnett they said she didn’t believe it.

The woman’s boyfriend, who was driving the Jeep, began showing signs of a panic attack and was taken to the hospital with the four passengers and Winney.

Police obtained a warrant for the blood and say it returned proving it was nearly three times the legal limit for alcohol level.

After hospital treatment, Winery and the woman were airlifted to a hospital in Fort Worth. Winery was found to have suffered fractured pelvis and a dislocated hip.

Jail records show that Winney has 33 arrests in Wichita County and one previous DWI conviction.

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