Suspected drunken driver hits, drags, kills woman

By Gary Striewski, Multimedia Journalist
Published On: Sep 10 2012 05:55:06 AM CDT
Updated On: Sep 10 2012 05:11:33 PM CDT

Sept. 10, 2012: A driver is arrested after he hits and kills a woman in southeast Houston, police say. Mary Benton reports.

HOUSTON -

A man was arrested after he hit and killed a woman in southeast Houston, investigators said.

Houston police said the woman was standing in the median at the corner of Scott Street and Goodhope Street around 1:00 a.m. Monday. She was preparing to cross to a Valero store on the corner, investigators said.

Police said Timothy Norman Perry-Price Sr., 29, veered off the road, went up on the curve and hit the woman. Her body was dragged several hundred feet, detectives said.Timothy Norman Perry-Price

Police said the woman's body was severed, and she died at the scene. Relatives identified her as 52-year-old Jeanette Johnson. Jeannette Johnson

"I'm going to truly miss her," said Nikita Callaway, Johnson's niece. "It's going to hurt, but I know she's with the lord."

Witnesses said Perry-Price tried to flee the scene, but he was quickly apprehended.

Perry-Price was given a field sobriety test. In video of that test, he seemed to have trouble walking in a straight line.

Police said they also found open containers of alcohol in the driver's car.

Perry-Price was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Johnson left behind a son and three grandchildren.

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