UPDATED: Driver Runs Over, Kills Bicyclist on Northwest Side


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


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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