Possible DWI suspect on parole kills 2 innocent people during chase, deputies say

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Man suspected of driving drunk involved in crash that kills two
Man suspected of driving drunk involved in crash that kills two.

A DWI suspect is charged with two counts of felony murder after he hit and killed two innocent people during a chase in north Harris County, officials say.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office says that around 9 p.m. Monday, one of their deputies clocked a driver in a Mercedes at 60 mph in a 45 mph zone southbound near the 10000 block of Veterans Memorial.

The driver has been identified as 31-year-old Alexis Saborit.

Officials say the deputy tried to pull over Saborit, who kept going, sparking the chase.

At one point during the chase, Saborit went the wrong way, crossing the median to go into the northbound lanes.

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Deputies say Saborit eventually slammed into 63-year-old bicyclist Jarvis Taylor and kept going. Saborit then hit 57-year-old Roosevelt McClendon head-on.

Unfortunately, Taylor lost his leg in the crash and later died at the hospital.

McClendon was flown to the hospital, where he also died.

Saborit was taken to Ben Taub Hospital with serious injuries.

"Unfortunately, the reckless decision of this Mercedes operator... He decided to go into oncoming traffic thinking that he could evade our deputy, and it ended up being a very tragic night for two adults and two families, actually three counting the Mercedes family," said HCSO Sgt. Simon Cheng.

The deputy was not hurt.

According to officials, Saborit showed signs of impairment. He also allegedly admitted to investigators that he fled because he's wanted for an open parole violator warrant.

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