A drunken Texas man has been charged in a slew of car crashes Sunday that killed two people, including a 6-year-old boy, within hours, Houston cops said.
Blaine Boudreaux, 34, was cited and released for the first wreck around 3:30 p.m. Sunday in which two people, including a toddler, in a different car were sent to the hospital. But the harrowing crash didn’t stop him from again getting behind the wheel of a Dodge Ram pickup truck, according to a timeline put together by police.
That’s when he hit and killed a 61-year-old homeless man. His bumper and license plate were found at the scene at 4400 Texas Spur 5 near the University of Houston. Leonard Batiste, whose body was thrown into a nearby ditch, was not discovered until Monday around 3 p.m., cops said.
Boudreaux took off from the scene and then, around 6:10 p.m., blew through a red light at 1400 Lockwood and smashed into a Honda Civic, killing a 6-year-old boy and severely injuring his mother.
Witnesses said Boudreaux had passed out behind the wheel at an intersection and when someone honked to wake him, he floored it through the red light.
Little Joshua Medrano dreamed of being a weatherman, family members told KHOU-TV.
“He took the life of Joshua, you know, he was just a baby,” Joseph Rodriguez, the boy’s stepfather, told the TV station. “You know, he’s OK. He’s with Christ now.”
Source: New York Daily News | Sasha Goldstein