The driver accused of fatally striking a road crew worker last week was drunk at the time of the accident, according to the Dallas Morning News. Police said 42-year-old Nicole Hutchinson failed field sobriety tests after the early Friday morning accident on Highway 75, which left 60-year-old Bernard Armstrong dead. Armstrong was driving a “crash cushion” vehicle, or a vehicle that displays a warning to other drivers, behind a street sweeper, but was standing to the side of the truck at the time of the accident. Armstrong was transported to Texas Health Presbyterian, where he later died. Hutchinson, whose blood test is still pending, was then charged with intoxication manslaughter.
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