Being drunk and not wearing a seatbelt is generally not a good idea while driving.
And a Houston man faces intoxication manslaughter charges after he crashed his car on the West Loop North early Saturday, killing his passenger.
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Louis M. Morones, Jr., 51, was driving southbound on the service road in the 900 block of the Loop about 12:45 a.m. when he left his lane and his Nissan Frontier "went off the roadway and struck a parking lot concrete base," police said.
His passenger, a 47-year-old male, was killed. Morones was taken to Memorial Hermann Hospital.
Neither he nor his victim were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash, police said.
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