Today in the 240th District Court in Fort Bend County,  a driver who was under the influence when he caused a wreck and then fled the scene, was hit himself — with a Judgment of $275,084.26.  In June of 2008 a drunk hit our client as she was stopped at a stop sign and then fled the scene.   The DPS later arrested him for DUI and fleeing the scene of a wreck.  Despite numerous letters and offers to resolve the matter, the Defendant refused to cooperate and the Court entered a default judgment as to liability and then after all the evidence was presented awarded our clients their damages.  The judgment included $250,000.00 for punitive damages due to the intoxicated assault and malice in the Defendants actions.