HOUSTON – Authorities say a suspected drunken driver struck and killed a pedestrian on a Houston freeway, then drove several miles after the victim had crashed through the windshield and landed next to the passenger's seat.
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 misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated. It wasn't immediately clear whether Onak had an attorney.
The name of the 32-year-old male victim was not immediately released.
Police say the victim's vehicle had broken down when he was hit early Tuesday and went through Onak's windshield. They said Onak drove about three miles before a deputy constable noticed damage to his vehicle and pulled him over.