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Drunk Driver Arrested In Killing of Houston Cop

May 29, 2011  | 

While interviewing a witness involved in a hit-and-run accident early Sunday, Houston Police Officer Kevin Will was struck and killed by a drunk driver weaving around emergency vehicles and a police barrier while intoxicated.

The driver of the Volkswagen that struck Officer Will at about 3:15 a.m. has been identified as 26-year-old Johoan Rodriguez, who was traveling east on the North Loop when his car struck the officer near the Yale exit.

Rodriguez has been charged with intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer, felony evading and possession of a controlled substance, which was identified by police as cocaine. In addition, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is investigating his citizenship status.

Officer Will, 38, had been with the department since September of 2009.

Source: Houston Chronicle

Tags: Traffic Enforcement, Drunk Driving, Duty Deaths, Houston PD, Officers Struck By Vehicles


Comments (3)

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MikeAT @ 5/30/2011 7:42 PM

RIP Officer Will and God be with your family during this terrible time...

K. Dansby @ 5/30/2011 11:01 PM

RIP Officer Will and Officer Vann. May GOD Bless you and your families.

Sean @ 12/22/2011 12:20 AM

Where are all the stories of drunk cops killing people and then getting off the hook?

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