BEAUMONT — Today the Beaumont Police Department told 12News they believe that the driver accused of running a stop sign and killing four year old Landon Slaughter on July 4th, was intoxicated.
Beaumont Police Officer Carol Riley tells us that charges will not be filed until blood toxicology reports come back, but that could take up to 6 months.
Today the Chick-Fil-A located on Dowlen Road in Beaumont, stepped up and helped support the Slaughters.
Alex Andrew is the regional director for the Chick-Fil-A’s here in Beaumont and says he knew the Slaughter family personally, so when he heard the news he wanted to help.
"Hey can we try and do a fundraiser to help the family out and they were happy about it," Andrew said.
A portion of the money the store made from 5pm to 8pm today will be donated to the Slaughter family in there time of need.
"It's not just a job, it's a part of our everyday lives, our personal lives. We encourage our team members to walk these values out beyond the restaurant," Andrew said.
South East Texas families are stepping up to help another family, when it’s needed most.