A Texas lady who was allegedly dipsomaniac when she dragged a moped motorist to his death after told cops she suspicion the man was “roadkill.”
Olivia Gruwell, 31, is confronting charges including intoxication killing and disaster to stop and describe assist in the deadly crash, the Austin American-Statesman reports.
Police in Austin were called around 3 a.m. Friday to a report of a man being struck and dragged.
When officers arrived they found 46-year-old Timothy Boykin fibbing nonchalant in the road. He was after conspicuous passed on scene, the opening reports.
Initially police pronounced the motorist had struck a pedestrian, given no car was found in the area.
However, as police investigated the stage they celebrated a route of fluid, scratch marks and collision waste that led to a home about a half a mile from the pile-up site, KVUE reports.
At the home, deputies saw a china Jeep Wrangler with a maroon moped lodged underneath, along with blood splatter on the front finish of the SUV.
The Jeep allegedly had “front finish damage, with a basket from the moped lodged in the front grill,” according to an detain confirmation obtained by the outlet.
When police spoke with Gruwell, who lived at the home, she allegedly certified to police she had “six to 9 churned alcoholic beverages downtown” before she gathering home, police say
Gruwell also claimed she “felt a bump” as she was driving, but suspicion it was “roadkill,” maybe a raccoon or a possum, the confirmation states.
She told officers she did not stop to check what she struck.
Officers remarkable Gruwell’s eyes were bloodshot and she after unsuccessful a margin seriousness test.
Gruwell was taken to the Travis County Jail where she is being held on $175,000 bond.
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