Drunk Driver Indicted for Manslaughter

 

SAN ANGELO, TX – The driver who allegedly killed a pedestrian last March while being extremely intoxicated has been indicted for manslaughter. 

As first reported, on March 14, officers with the San Angelo Police Department were dispatched to the 1200 block of North Oakes for the report of a major crash. Check out the original article here:

Man Arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter After High Speed Crash on North Oakes

When officers arrived they found a 2014 black Dodge Sedan that had crashed into a power pole and a pedestrian. The pedestrian, later identified as Johnell Hornsby, 29, was pronounced dead on scene due to apparent injuries. 

Further investigation revealed that the Dodge was north bound on Oakes, traveling at a high rate of speed, crossed into the southbound lane and crashed. 

Here is a video of the scene: 

Officers spoke with a witness on scene who helped the driver, Brian Castillo, 29, out of the Dodge. The witness claimed that after helping Castillo out of the car that they could smell alcohol. 

After getting out of the car Castillo told the witness that he was a passenger of the car and then later admitted to driving. He also told the witness that the pedestrian was actually a passenger and to not call an ambulance for him. 

The witness told police that at one point Castillo became aggressive which resulted in the witness pushing Castillo to avoid an altercation. 

Police on scene were not unable to interview Castillo at the scene nor give him a field sobriety test due to his extreme intoxication.

Castillo was then taken to the Tom Green County Jail and was charged with intoxicated manslaughter with a vehicle. His bond was set at $35,000 and he was released the same day.

Castillo was Indicted for the charge on September 10 and his Post-Indictment Reporting Hearing is set for November 4. 

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