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Ark. man with prior DWI convictions charged in 2 DWI deaths

July 3, 2018

NEW BOSTON, Texas (AP) — An Arkansas man with at least five prior convictions for drunken driving has been indicted on two counts of murder following a deadly Texas wreck that occurred as he was allegedly driving while under the influence.

A grand jury in Bowie County, Texas, recently indicted 67-year-old Isiah Williams of Ashdown, Arkansas, for his role in a February wreck on Interstate 30.

Authorities say Williams was the driver of a pickup that veered off the interstate and struck a tree, killing two passengers. An arrest affidavit says his blood alcohol content exceeded the legal limit.

The Texarkana Gazette reports that a person can be charged with murder if a death results while a second felony offense is being committed, which in the case of Williams involved felony DWI.

Jail records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.

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Information from: Texarkana Gazette, http://www.texarkanagazette.com