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Porter man indicted on six counts related to 2007 DWI fatal crash

CONROE-A Porter man faces six charges in connection related to fatal car wreck that occurred on February 17, 2007 after a Montgomery County Grand Jury indicted him on Tuesday on three new charges and reindicted him on three prior related indictments.

Robert Joseph Lewis, 25, of Porter was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault causes serious bodily injury and one count of intoxication assault. Lewis was reindicted on one count of manslaughter, one count of intoxication manslaughter and one count of intoxication assault.

The deceased crash victim was 21-year-old Blake Ryan Page of Conroe.

Click arrow to view Feb. 17, 2007 on-scene video:

The 2007 head-on collision occurred on FM 1314 near SH 242 on a Saturday night when Lewis’ westbound Chevrolet pickup struck an eastbound Mazda Miata. Page, a passenger in the Miata was pronounced dead on the scene. The car’s 19-year-old female driver and a 14-year-old female who was a passenger in the pickup were seriously injured and flown by air ambulances to Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center at Houston.

On the night of the crash, Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper Roger Wolsey stated that Lewis’ pickup veered into the Miata’s lane and there was no evidence of evasive action. He said the Miata’s driver probably had insufficient time to react. Wolsey also stated that Lewis admitted he drank alcohol earlier.

Lewis sustained only minor injures and was taken to a local hospital by ground ambulance and subsequently arrested. He was free on bond by the following Monday.

Lewis was arrested again on July 23, 2008, following the first three indictments and has remained in jail on a total of $100,000 bond since then. He was also charged on four related misdemeanor warrants which were two counts of failure to appear in Pct. 4 Justice of the Peace James Metts’ court; one count of failure to display driver’s license; and one count of no liability insurance.

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