Victoria man sentenced to prison after drunk driving incident

VICTORIA, Texas- Alexander Scott Deleon, 31, pled guilty Monday to the felony offense of Intoxication Assault with a Motor Vehicle Causing Serious Bodily Injury and was sentenced to eight years in prison. Assistant District Attorney Jordan G. Fries prosecuted the case.

On March 26, 2018, at roughly 11:00 a.m., Deleon drove his black Dodge Ram into the opposite lane of oncoming traffic near the intersection of Main and Spring Creek Road striking a white Nissan Murano driven by Rosita Balli, 57, resulting in a head-on collision. Balli, who had to be extricated from her vehicle by Victoria Fire Department personnel, suffered severe injuries to her right leg, ankle and foot, and to her right hand and abdomen. A Kia Rio travelling behind Balli driven by Linda McAfee was impacted also, but McAfee was not seriously injured.

Deleon, who worked a night shift the evening prior to the accident, had a blood alcohol concentration over twice the legal limit. He was previously convicted of Driving While Intoxicated in 2011 in Victoria County.

Intoxication Assault is a third-degree felony under the Texas Penal Code punishable by no less than 2 and no greater than 10 years in prison. Deleon was represented by Stephen B. Tyler.