Drunken Driver Kills Bystander In Richardson, Wounds Another

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Louis Daitch, 29, is charged with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault after he lost control of his car and hit two civilians, killing one. (Credit: Richardson PD)

RICHARDSON (CBSDFW.COM) – A 29-year-old man was arrested Saturday for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault after he lost control of his truck and hit two pedestrians, killing one.

A Richardson Police Department spokesman said Louis Daitch, 29, was driving westbound in the 500 block of West Arapaho Road around 7:42 p.m. Saturday “at an unsafe speed” when he lost control of his truck and drove into an adjacent parking lot, hitting Geraldine Pulejo, 62 and Barbara Benson, 68.

Pulejo died from her injuries while Benson was treated and released from the hospital. Daitch didn’t require medical attention, and police determined at the scene that he was under the influence and arrested him.

Daitch is booked at the Richardson City Jail with a $60,000 bond.

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