Aik Shii Wong was sentenced to a 12-month probation by County Court at Law No. 4 Judge R. H. “Sandy” Bielstein on Jan. 31 after a jury convicted him of driving while intoxicated. The 37-year-old Sugar Land man was arrested after police witnessed him driving recklessly in the Sugar Land Town Square area in September of 2013.
According to Assistant District Attorney Bryan Honeycutt, Wong left a bar in Sugar Land Town Square early in the morning of Sept. 8, 2013. Sugar Land Police Sgt. Richard Rivera observed Wong leave at a high rate of speed and subsequently stopped the defendant for a traffic offense. As the officer spoke to Wong, he noticed an odor of alcohol, red glassy eyes and slurred speech. Based on these observations, Sgt. Rivera conducted a DWI investigation. Wong admitted he had been drinking and also performed poorly during the field sobriety evaluation. The defendant also agreed to provide a breath sample, but then attempted to subvert the instrumentation, resulting in an invalid reading.
“This is a case about public safety,” said Honeycutt, “because the difference between driving while intoxicated and an intoxicated manslaughter can be only a matter of seconds.” Driving while intoxicated in this case is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to 180 days in jail and/or a fine up to $2,000. During Wong’s probation, he must pay a $500 fine, perform 32 hours of community service and attend a DWI education program and victim impact panel.
Assistant District Attorneys Bryan Honeycutt and Lindsay Richards prosecuted the case. Attorney Anthony Segura represented the defendant.