HOUSTON (KTRK) --A DWI repeat offender facing a felony murder charge appeared in court Tuesday in a wheelchair and bandages.
Ryan McLaughlin, 31, was identified as the driver who hit and killed another vehicle overnight Saturday, killing Alexis Almanza.
McLaughlin has two DWI convictions on his record. One conviction is from Oregon and another from Montgomery County.
According to police, McLaughlin ran a red light when he drove through the intersection of the Eastex Freeway soutbound feeder of Aldine Mail Route.
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Almanza was in the Trailblazer that was hit.
McLaughlin showed signs of extreme impairment and blood tests showed the man was almost four times the legal limit, police said.
Prosecutors say that McLaughlin could face more charges, depending on the condition of the second person in the Trailblazer.