Suspected drunk driver charged in NE Houston rollover crash that killed elderly man

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Monday, October 24, 2016
Qualdro Reyes
Qualdro Reyes

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A suspected drunk driver is now charged in the crash that killed a 75-year-old man in northeast Houston.

Qualdro Reyes, 34, is charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Police say the 75-year-old man -- identified in court records as Braulio Menchaca -- was driving on Jensen and attempted to make a right turn onto Vaughn Street when his vehicle was struck from behind by a white Dodge Durango, driven by Reyes, at high speed.

Police say the impact caused the Nissan to roll over.

Paramedics transported Mechaca to the hospital where he later died.

Police say they detained Reyes at the scene. When police say they discovered he was impaired, they charged him in the crash.

Reyes is in custody with no bond.