Texas Woman Charged After Pickup Hits Man Pushing Wheelchair

CORPUS CHRISTI (June 7, 2014) Christine Griffin, 30, of Corpus Christi, was in the Nueces County Jail Saturday charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault after a fatal hit-and-run accident.

A pickup truck struck a 56-year-old man who was pushing a 57-year-old woman in a wheelchair at around 9 p.m. Friday.

Both were taken to a local hospital where the man later died.

The victims' names were not immediately released.

Officers found a Ford pickup truck parked in the parking lot of a nearby apartment complex with damage to the front.

They determined Griffin had been driving the truck and was intoxicated, police said.

She was also charged with accident involving injury or death.

Her bonds total $570,000.


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