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.