Friday 22 September 2017

Man drives miles with crash victim

A suspected drunk driver drove several miles after a crash victim had crashed through the windscreen and landed next to the passenger's seat
A suspected drunk driver drove several miles after a crash victim had crashed through the windscreen and landed next to the passenger's seat

A suspected drunk driver struck and killed a pedestrian on a Houston freeway, then drove several miles after the victim had crashed through the windscreen and landed next to the passenger's seat, authorities said.

A spokeswoman for the Harris County District Attorney's Office said 49-year-old James Onak faces a felony charge of failure to stop and render aid in a fatality and a misdemeanour charge of driving while intoxicated.

It was not immediately clear whether Onak had a legal representative.

The name of the 32-year-old male victim was not immediately released.

Police said the victim's vehicle had broken down when he was hit early on Tuesday and went through Onak's windscreen.

They said Onak drove about three miles before a deputy constable noticed damage to his vehicle and pulled him over.

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