Suspected drunken driver hits, drags, kills woman

HPD: Victim was dragged several hundred feet

Author: Gary Striewski, Multimedia Journalist
Published On: Sep 10 2012 05:55:06 AM CDT   Updated On: Sep 10 2012 05:11:33 PM CDT
HOUSTON -

A man was arrested after he hit and killed a woman in southeast Houston, investigators said.

Houston police said the woman was standing in the median at the corner of Scott Street and Goodhope Street around 1:00 a.m. Monday. She was preparing to cross to a Valero store on the corner, investigators said.

Police said Timothy Norman Perry-Price Sr., 29, veered off the road, went up on the curve and hit the woman. Her body was dragged several hundred feet, detectives said.

Police said the woman's body was severed, and she died at the scene. Relatives identified her as 52-year-old Jeanette Johnson.

"I'm going to truly miss her," said Nikita Callaway, Johnson's niece. "It's going to hurt, but I know she's with the lord."

Witnesses said Perry-Price tried to flee the scene, but he was quickly apprehended.

Perry-Price was given a field sobriety test. In video of that test, he seemed to have trouble walking in a straight line.

Police said they also found open containers of alcohol in the driver's car.

Perry-Price was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter.

Johnson left behind a son and three grandchildren.