HOUSTON (FOX 26) - A 17-year-old, Jaggar Smith charged in the deadly drunk driving crash that killed two Atascocita High School students appeared in court for the first time on Thursday morning. Chloe Robison and Salma Gomez were killed in the horrific crash that split their car in half early Wednesday morning at 18400 block of Timber Forest.
Prosecutors said Smith, admitted to drinking a whole bottle of MD 20/20, a fortified wine, the night he crashed. The crash killed the passengers in the Nissan sedan, 16-year-old Salma Gomez and 16-year-old Chloe Robison.
In Thursday's hearing, Jaggar became very emotional as prosecutors read through the details, particularly when the names of his two friends were read out loud.
"He's almost unable to speak. He's so overcome with the emotions that you would expect when two very dear friends of yours are lost. We don't want to talk about the case. The family is appropriately concerned about any distraction from the tragedy that the two families are going through," Lewis said.
Smith's mother also shed tears as her son appeared in court.
Authorities are now awaiting the results from a blood test to determine what Smith's blood alcohol content levels were during the time of the of the crash.
Investigators said Smith had slurred speech and red eyes.
Officers said Smith was speeding when he slammed into a tree, splitting his vehicle in half. Smith is charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter. Smith bonded out of jail on Wednesday afternoon.
A Judge ruled on Thursday that Smith can't leave his house between the hours of 9 p.m.-6 a.m. Smith is also required to have a breathalyzer at home and will not be allowed to drive.
Investigators with the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission are now trying to figure out where exactly Smith may have gotten the MD 20/20 from. If it turns out it was sold to him from a retailer, that business may face a fine or have their license revoked entirely.
Smith's parents declined to speak on camera. Lewis said it's been tough on them too.
In a statement on behalf of the family, Lewis said, "Jaggar and his family cannot adequately express the depths of their despair over the loss of two of the most beautiful lives imaginable. We will have no further public comment as no words could ever fill the hearts of the families and friends of Chloe and Salma."
"It's very difficult because they want to reach out to these two families, as you can imagine, the awkwardness of wanting to express unfathomable sorrow is. They don't know how to act, what to do," Lewis said.
Smith's next hearing is set for September. 27.