image001 4 Drunken Driver Kills Pedestrian In West Fort Worth

Brian Jason Hopkins, 28, was charged with Intoxication Manslaughter after he struck and killed a pedestrian on Feb. 18, 2012. (Credit: Fort Worth Police Dept.)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – A drunken driver slammed into a pedestrian Saturday, sending the victim flying in the air over the intersection of Las Vegas Trail and Calmont Ave., a police spokesman said.

Fort Worth police spokesman Pedro Criado said Brian Jason Hopkins, 28, was traveling westbound on Calmont Ave. at 2:34 a.m. and heard a crunch. He looked up and saw a man launched into the air.

The victim was hit in the southbound side of the street and ended in the northbound side. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

That man was identified as Ronnie Brice, 56. Hopkins was charged with intoxication manslaughter and remains in the Tarrant County Jail Sunday.

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