Jonathan Alger Moore

Credit: Dallas County Jail

Fatal Wrong Way Crash Suspect Charged With Two Counts Of Murder

July 19, 2019 - 10:08 am

DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - The man accused in the wrong way crash that killed a former Dallas city councilwoman and her daughter is now facing two murder charges. 

According to jail record, 36-year-old Jonathan Moore is now charged with two counts of murder, a first degree felony. The charges were upgraded from intoxication manslaughter.

Related: Former Dallas City Councilwoman Killed In Wrong Way Crash

Dallas Police say Moore was driving drunk Monday night when he crossed the median on Ledbetter Drive in Oak Cliff and crashed head on into a car carrying former Dallas City Councilmember Carolyn Davis and her 27 year old daughter Melissa Davis-Nunn.

Davis died at the scene, her daughter died the next day.

Moore has a lengthy criminal history, including 5 prior DWI convictions.

MADD North Texas Executive Director Ron Sylvan says the upgrading of charges is appropriate.

"You’ve got an offender who, now for the sixth time, has been charged with with DWI," Sylvan says. "And he served a total of two months for all of those offenses."

Sylvan says it's past time that Texas' drunk driving laws become more strict.

"There really is no difference between that individual holding a gun to two people's heads and pulling the trigger, or getting in a vehicle drunk and killing them in a crash," says Sylvan. "The only difference is the choice of weapons."

With the upgraded charges, Moore now faces up to life in prison.

It's a sentence that would be just fine to Sylvan.

"It's long overdue that this individual not see the light of day," Sylvan says.