The driver who has been identified as 26-year old Johoan Rodriguez is in this country illegally
At 0315 hours on Sunday, May 29, 2011, Houston Police Officer Kevin Will was struck and killed by a drunk driver as he investigated a hit-and-run accident involving a motorcyclist. According to ODMP, Officer Will was interviewing a witness to the motorcycle accident when the drunk driver drove around barriers and emergency vehicles that were blocking the closed freeway.
The driver, who has been identified as 26-year old Johoan Rodriguez and is in this country illegally, was taken into custody at the scene and now faces charges of intoxication manslaughter of a peace officer, felony evading, and possession of a controlled substance
Several reports aid that when he saw the violatorâ€™s vehicle approach, Will warned the witness to jump out of the way. The citizen was able to jump to safety moments before Officer Will was struck and killed.
A local ABC TV affiliate said that Will had â€œbeen with HPD for about two years, assigned to the vehicular crimes division.â€ He is survived by his expectant wife, two children, and parents.