Teen accused in deadly wreck appears in court

July 26, 2010 9:10:40 AM PDT
A teen accused of being drunk when she struck and killed an off-duty Harris County jailer over the weekend appeared in court this morning. Michelle Renee Arnold, 19, was in court for her probable cause hearing. She's charged with intoxication manslaughter and failure to stop and render aid in the accident that killed Greg Hundl near the Eastex Freeway and Bender on Saturday

According to prosecutors, after the accident, Arnold got out of her SUV and approached a witness who was dialing 911. She then took off and ran across a field.

Nearby officers apprehended her shortly after, and she was brought back to the scene and identified by witnesses

Prosecutors say Arnold took a breathalyzer test, which indicated she was legally drunk. She also consented to a blood test. Those results have not come back yet.

Arnold is out on $60,000 bond. This morning in court, prosecutors asked that Arnold not be allowed to drive. They also asked that her MySpace page be preserved. It's believed to contain information on what she did the night before the accident.

Aside from being a Harris County jailer, Hundl, 25, worked as an Atascocita volunteer firefighter. He'd just gotten off his shift and was nearly home Saturday when the accident happened. He was stopped at a red light on his motorcycle when from behind, prosecutors say Arnold plowed right into him.

"The impact was great enough to throw the motorcycle approximately 200 feet from the intersection," said Lt. Darryl Coleman of the Harris County Sheriff's Office.

Hundl was taken to LBJ Hospital, but doctors couldn't save him.


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