HOUSTON (AP) - Two bandmates of Emilio Navaira are suing the
Grammy-winning singer over injuries they suffered when the Tejano
star crashed his tour bus.
The Houston Chronicle reported Monday that Daniel Sandoval and
Pedro Ramirez are asking for unspecified damages. The lawsuit was
filed against Emilio Inc., the singer's corporate identity, but
does name Navaira himself.
Navaira had a blood alcohol level of 0.19, more than twice the
legal limit for driving, when he crashed his bus on a freeway in
suburban Houston in March.
The lawsuit states that Navaira was "intoxicated well beyond
the legal limit to operate a vehicle."
The 45-year-old singer was severely injured in the crash and is
still recovering at a Houston rehabilitation center. He won a
Grammy for best Tejano album in 2003 with "Acuerdate."
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