A 62 year old Houston woman has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter for an incident that occurred December 3 according this local news story. The victim, a father of five who owned a car repair shop, ran from his business to help the victims of an accident in a westbound lane of Beaumont Highway. They were waiting for an ambulance when the accused allegedly ran over the body of the person involved in the initial accident, clipped a wrecker and struck the victim, who died Dec. 10 of his injuries.
The woman was arrested about a mile west of the scene, investigators said. Bond was denied and she was being held Tuesday in the Harris County Jail.
Intoxication Manslaughter is A Second Degree Felony. The definition is as follows:
§ 49.08. Intoxication Manslaughter.
(a) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) operates a motor vehicle in a public place, operates an aircraft, a watercraft, or an amusement ride, or assembles a mobile amusement ride; and
(2) is intoxicated and by reason of that intoxication causes the death of another by accident or mistake.
(b) An offense under this section is a felony of the second degree.
Second Degree Felonies are punishable by 2-20 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000.
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