UPDATED: Driver Runs Over, Kills Bicyclist on Northwest Side

UPDATE:

Police early today charged Melissa Nicole Peoples, 48, with felony intoxication manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident. Bond has been set at $50,000

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A woman is in custody and is being investigated for possible DWI following a series of incidents on the city's northwest side overnight, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

The woman was driving down the I-10 access road near Dominion Drive when she ran over and killed a bicyclist. The victim, a man in his forties who was wearing a helmet, was killed instantly.

Rather than stopping, the woman attempted to speed away from the scene, only to smash into a car, injuring that driver.

She was finally boxed in and arrested by sheriff's deputies.

She will face multiple charges, including a possible felony charge of intoxication manslaughter, police say.

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