A horrific scene on the Sam Houston Tollway. A drunk driver kills a toll road employee.
48-year old Sheila Lindsey was standing in a closed toll lane on the Beltway near Antoine, cleaning the area near the toll booth.
The Harris County Sherriff’s office says 38-year old Julie Little came speeding down the tollway in a Camaro when she lost control, hitting and killing Lindsey.
Precinct Four Constable Mark Herman says Little's blood alcohol level was two-times the legal limit and that there was more in her system than just booze.
"I can tell you there were 3 other types of narcotics found in her blood system,” said Constable Herman.
Little is charged with intoxication manslaughter and faces up to 20-years in prison.
This is not the first time a drunk driver has endangered the lives of Texas toll road employees.
A similar accident happened in Dallas about a year ago. Fortunately, no one was hurt in that crash.
Both instances are reminders of the dangers of drunk driving!