DWI driver sentenced to 15 years in Harris County deputy’s death

DWI driver sentenced to 15 years in Harris County deputy’s death

Credit: KHOU

Andres Munos-Munos is charged with intoxication manslaughter, police said

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on February 26, 2014 at 2:05 PM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 2:07 PM

HOUSTON – The man who fatally struck a Harris County sheriff’s deputy while driving drunk last year was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday morning after pleading guilty to intoxication manslaughter.

On May 19, 2013 Andres Muños-Muños, 23, ran a red light on Little York at North Shepherd and hit Sgt. Dwayne Polk’s personal truck shortly after 3 a.m.  HPD said there were no skid marks to indicate Muños-Muños even attempted to stop prior to the crash.

The deputy died at the scene. He was in uniform and was on his way home from an extra job.

Polk, 47, had been with the sheriff’s office for 16 years.

Polk's 11-year-old son, Christian, read the victim's impact statement at the sentencing.

Muños-Muños was previously arrested on June 10, 2012 for driving while intoxicated, deputies said. He also was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon.

He was deported in July 2012, but later returned to the U.S.

 

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