No charges filed in teen’s death

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

Au­thor­i­ties have de­cided not to file charges in the May 1 death of a 17-yearold Hays High School stu­dent, even though an in­ves­ti­ga­tion showed al­co­hol use may have played a role.

Alyssa Marie Bargs­ley of Kyle died af­ter fall­ing off a golf cart driven by an­other teenager in the Hill Coun­try town of Kings­land.

At the time, of­fi­cers said the driver was swerv­ing back and forth, and Bargs­ley fell when the cart hit a bump in the road. She hit her head on pave­ment.

On Fri­day, the Texas Al­co­holic Bev­er­age Com­mis­sion an­nounced the find­ings of its in­ves­ti­ga­tion with the Llano County sher­iff’s of­fice and the Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety.

Ac­cord­ing to the com­mis­sion, Bargs­ley and two mi­nors, 17 and 15, drank al­co­holic bev­er­ages be­fore the ac­ci­dent at a home in Kings­land with­out the knowl­edge of any adults.

A pol­icy en­acted in 2009 says that the com­mis­sion will not charge mi­nors with the pos­ses­sion or con­sump­tion of al­co­holic bev­er­ages when some­one has called 911 be­cause of a med­i­cal emer­gency.

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