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(Updated with charges being dropped.)
A fatal auto/pedestrian accident Friday night near the Richmond Strip has resulted in intoxication assault charges against the driver, Houston police say.
Cops say was driving a silver Lexus ES350 in the 6100 block of Fairdale near Dave & Buster's when he hit a pedestrian who was pronounced dead at Ben Taub Hospital. The incident occurred about 9:30 Friday evening.
Steven Frederic Wallis, 42, was charged in 174th District Court.
"Witness stated the victim was standing in the street when he was struck by Wallis," police say. "Wallis remained on the scene and was taken into custody."
The name of the victim has been withheld pending notification of the family.
Update: The charges against Wallis were dismissed on July 27.
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