Keough’s Folly, Part 3: Horrific hit-and-run double accident, which County Judge caused, stuns Montgomery County

Keough’s Folly, Part 3: Horrific hit-and-run double accident, which County Judge caused, stuns Montgomery County

Image: The vehicle of the hit-and-run driver, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, as a towing company took it away from the scene of the horrific accident, which Keough and his abuse of powerful drugs caused.

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports

The Woodlands, January 27 – If you were the driver who caused this accident, do you expect that the Montgomery County government and community would:

  • Convict you of DWI but allow you never to serve any jail time?
  • Reward you with a County-owned vehicle during your Driver’s License suspension to pick you up from home, drive you to work, drive you around, and return you back to your home each day?
  • Reward you with your own personal driver for that County-owned vehicle?
  • Shower you with applause when you denied that the accident ever occurred?

Montgomery County citizens have expressed shock after a horrific hit-and-run double accident occurred on Grogans Mill Road near Blue Fox Road in The Woodlands. The driver, Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough, who caused the hit-and-run double accident had very high amounts of both Ambien, a downer, and amphetamine, an upper, in his blood. The accident occurred on September 10, 2020. The full police report, describing the accident, appears at the bottom of this article.

The accident and horror came to a conclusion when Keough slammed his Lexus SUV into a parked Precinct 5 Deputy Constable’s vehicle around 7:30 a.m. in The Woodlands. Keough was profoundly intoxicated on both downers and uppers.

Keough had caused a similar accident in Austin in 2017. In that accident in Austin, on March 28, 2017, Keough “swerved into oncoming traffic several times” in Austin before hitting a flatbed truck, according to a crash report which the Austin Police Department filed. The report states that Keough was slumped against the side window of his car before the collision.

Montgomery County Judge Mark Keough proudly responded to his DWI conviction in a video on February 24, 2021.

In the September, 2020, accident, Keough traveled over 52 miles per hour in the westbound lanes of Grogans Mill Road near Blue Fox Road in The Woodlands early in the morning during the heaviest period of morning rush hour traffic.  The speed limit is 30 miles per hour. Keough was largely unable to respond to questions by a Texas Department of Public Safety Trooper at the scene of the accident due to Keough’s drug condition. Emergency Medical Services transported the driver to Memorial Hermann Hospital for his injuries, which included a broken pelvis.

Keough’s vehicle struck at least one other vehicle in addition to the Precinct 5 Chevy Tahoe sitting off the roadway on the right shoulder. Deputy Lonnie Harrison, who sat in the Tahoe when Keough’s vehicle struck it, suffered from back and neck pain and also went to Memorial Hermann Hospital for evaluation. Deputy Harrison eventually retired from law enforcement as a result of his permanent medical disability as a result of the accident, which Keough caused.

Prior to the hit-and-run double accident, Keough was so crass as to call a law enforcement official, Montgomery County Attorney B.D. Griffin, who took a telephone call from Keough that morning but took no action to stop him. Keough told Griffin that “he had just run a red light” and later in the same telephone conversation stated he had “hit a curb.” The driver then proceeded to ask Griffin, “Have you ever had one of those days?” Griffin took no action. Keough just kept driving.

Keough claimed he was on his way to a meeting. He, however, drove past the turn for that meeting.

A blood sample of Keough’s blood revealed that the blood contained 155.5 ng/mL of zolpidem (also known as Ambien, a depressant), 1.5 ng/ML of fentanyl (also known on the streets as Murder 8, Tango & Cash, or Dance Fever), and 65 ng/mL of amphetamine (speed). The Dance Fever may have appeared in the driver’s blood sample as a result of the EMS personnel’s treatment of him after the accident. Keough took the speed to help him wake up from the high dose of Ambien he took to try to sleep in the night.

Keough admitted to the State Trooper that he takes the depressants on a prescription basis.

Keough was unable to recall how the crash occurred or any aspect of it.

Another driver observed Keough weaving and told authorities he was on the verge of calling law enforcement, because he assumed Keough was drunk.

The State Trooper stated, under oath:

“I believe that…Keough did not have his normal mental or physical faculties while he was operating his motor vehicle on Grogan’s Mill Road…due to his ingestion of zolpidem…Keough was observed by witnesses driving dangerously and erratically, he had passed his destination, a destination that was familiar to him and that he had been to on previous occasions, and he had a delayed perception and reaction to the first impact…Keough could have avoided the impact with the Tahoe had his normal mental and physical faculties not been impaired due to the zolpidem.”

A witness told the State Trooper that he observed he first observed Keough on Sawdust Road driving at a “right angle” across all westbound lanes as if it was going to turn into the parking lot but missed. Then Keough drove over the curb and sidewalk into a grass area. The witness then observed Keough backing up into the middle lane of Sawdust Road and then proceeded forward and westbound on Sawdust Road. The witness stayed behind Keough and observed him weaving and was about the call the police, because he thought his weaving indicated Keough was drunk. The first of the two crashes occurred before the witness was able to call law enforcement authorities.

Keough’s vehicle first struck a gray Mazda MX-6 from behind, which such Mazda was traveling in the right lane. Keough then sped into the left lane, lost control of his Lexus SUV, went back into the right lane, crossed over onto the shoulder, and struck the back of the parked Precinct #5 Tahoe parked in the right shoulder. The Constable’s Deputy went to the hospital by EMS vehicle for treatment of his injuries.

The State Trooper concluded, “…the crash consisted of two impacts. The first impact occurred between the Lexus and the Mazda. The second impact occurred between the Lexus and the Tahoe. The first impact occurred 286 feet east of the second impact and in the right-hand lane of the westbound lanes of Grogans Mill as the Lexus struck the back driver’s side quarter panel of the Mazda in a sideswipe type action. The Lexus then proceeded to continue traveling into the westbound lanes of Grogans Mill before traveling into the right lane and then onto the shoulder. The second impact occurred on the right shoulder of the westbound lanes of Grogans Mill as the Lexus struck the back of the Tahoe. The Tahoe was parked at the time and was pushed forward due to the impact from the Lexus. Both the Lexus and the Tahoe sustained significant damage as a result of the impact and the Lexus came to a stop after striking the back of the Tahoe.”

At the scene of the accident, Keough told the State Trooper, “I had just pulled out” but then said nothing else.

Both the Mazda driver and the Deputy Constable suffered severe injuries and total losses of their vehicles at the accident scene.

The accident was tragic. At least one person suffered irreparable injury from which he never recovered.

The accident was glorious and provided wonderful opportunities. Keough enjoyed all sorts of benefits.

The entire arrest warrant follows with the Capias (warrant) after that:

 

 

 

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