A 32-year-old Dayton man has been charged with drunken assault by motor vehicle, a third-degree felony, in connection with a motor vehicle-pedestrian crash that seriously injured two Cleveland High School students Monday, Nov. 28. .
According to a statement from Cleveland Police Chief Darrell Broussard, the man charged in the accident is Dillon Ray Lamb. Lamb was taken into custody the night of the crash after he reportedly punched two of his schoolboys who were crossing a crosswalk on E. Houston Street before high school. Ram was driving a 2019 white Silverado pickup with commercial markings on his vehicle.
After the crash, Broussard told Bluebonnet News that the driver, later identified as Ram, underwent several obstacle tests at the scene. He was held in custody while police obtained a search warrant to draw blood.
Two students were airlifted to Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston in critical condition. According to the Cleveland ISD, they have made remarkable improvements since then. A 10th grade student suffered a broken jaw and leg, severe bruising and pain, and a 9th grade student suffered an ankle injury.
On Wednesday morning, Lamb appeared in Liberty County Court under Judge Tommy Chambers, where he was formally charged and bail was set at $25,000. As of Wednesday afternoon, he was still being held at the Liberty County Jail.
Cleveland Police Department investigators are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident or who has additional information about the incident to call 281-592-2622.
“The Cleveland Police Department would like to thank all first responders for their cooperation in this investigation. The Cleveland Police Department should keep in mind the families of the two students injured in this incident,” Broussard said. says.