Jury convicts driver for intoxication manslaughter
POSTED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 8:17am
UPDATED: Tuesday, April 16, 2013 - 8:18am
BROWNSVILLE, TEXAS (KVEO NEWSCENTER 23) — Jurors have found a man guilty of intoxication manslaughter and have sentenced him to six years in prison.
Alejandro Bernal Petricioli, 55, was found guilty in the death of Reyna Hernandez Garcia, 44, who was struck by Petricioli's vehicle as she was walking along Highway 100 in Port Isabel in 2009.
Police did administer a blood test, taken two hours post accident, which resulted in a .10. Petricioli did post bond in 2010, but failed to appear and his whereabouts were unknown for two years until he turned himself into authorities.