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Traffic Incident at 3300 Old Spanish Trail

January 28, 2006 -- Charges of intoxication manslaughter are pending against a suspect involved in a fatal traffic accident at 3300 Old Spanish Trail at Holcombe about 10:30 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 27).

The suspect is identified as Arthur Lee Hampton (b/m, DOB 7/29/41).

The identity of the deceased female victim is pending verification by the Harris County Medical Examiner's office.

HPD Mobility Incident Management Division Sergeant D.S. Runyan and Officer M.E. Wick reported:

Arthur L. Hampton was driving a late-model Acura west on Holcombe when he struck a Toyota Tercel occupied by two females and traveling east on Old Spanish Trail. A passenger in the Toyota was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Toyota was transported to Ben Taub General Hospital with undetermined injuries. Hampton was taken into custody for suspicion of driving while intoxicated and a mandatory blood sample was taken at an area hospital. There were no other injuries.

NJM 1/28/06
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For additional information, please contact the HPD Public Affairs Division at 713-308-3200.