A Franklin man was arrested last week in connection to a 2017 motorcycle accident that killed his wife.

Police arrested James Fuchs Jr. on Monday. Officials said he ran a red light at the east frontage road of North Earl Rudder Freeway and Old Reliance Road in July 2017 and struck the front passenger side of a car. The collision resulted in Fuchs and his passenger, Melissa Fuchs, being thrown off of the motorcycle. Neither were wearing helmets, police said.

Officials reported that Melissa Fuchs died after being transported to an area


Following an investigation, police report that James Fuchs’ blood alcohol content was 0.082, according to a blood draw.

The Brazos County Sheriff’s office arrested James Fuchs on a warrant for manslaughter Monday but did not detail what the circumstances of the arrest were.

Manslaughter is a second-degree felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.

He was released from the Brazos County Jail on Monday after posting $10,000 bail.

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Now this is typical of the Texas Justice system. The man has to live with what he did for the rest of his life. You think being the cause of his wifes accidental death isnt burden enough for him to endure? So instead of getting him couseling , were gonna arrest him and charge him with a crime. Place on top of his shoulders more of a financial burden of hiring a lawyer and reliving this incident over and over for the next year while the legal process adds more pain and suffering to this mans life. iM SURE HIS WIFES BLOOD ALCOHOL LEVEL EXCEEDED THE LEGAL LIMITS TOO. But lets not allow people to make mistakes and live with the consequences, lets rub salt in the wound. If this guy doesnt commit suicide before the legal process is done casterating him further ill be suprised

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