DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Highway Patrol officials say he is the man who drove his Range Rover in the wrong direction on the Dallas North Tollway and killed a driver after slamming into their vehicle head-on.
Chaz Thames is accused of driving north in the southbound lanes of the Tollway early Monday morning, ultimately slamming head-on into a Nissan Altima and killing the driver.READ MORE: I-Team: Texas Bill Would Limit Sale Of Your Personal Information By DMV And DPS
The Tollway, between Northwest Highway and University, was closed for hours as police investigated the crash and removed the body of 57-year-old Melvin Taylor, a Lancaster resident.READ MORE: Sen. John Cornyn, 2 Texas Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Bill To Address Migrant Surge At Southern Border
After Thames, 30, was treated for his injuries and released from the hospital he was booked into the Dallas County Jail and charged with intoxication manslaughter. He is being held on $100,000 bond.MORE NEWS: Graduating North Texas High School Seniors Celebrate Their Futures At Globe Life Field
Officials say the investigation in the case is ongoing.