Unidentified Female, 20, Bayou Body Count No. 189

Charges have been filed against a drunk driver who killed a pedestrian on the south side of town Friday night, police say.

William F. Jones, 73, has been charged with DWI in connection with an accident involving injury or death.

Authorities say he was driving in the 5800 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard about 10:30 p.m. Friday when he hit a pedestrian crossing the street. The name of the pedestrian, a 20-year-old woman, was not released.

"Jones continued southbound on Martin Luther King without stopping," HPD said. "Southeast patrol officers who were nearby heard a noise and witnessed the victim being struck. The officers then stopped the GMC further down on Martin Luther King and took Jones into custody." 


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