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Repeat DWI offender dies in crash after leaving Houston bar, sheriff says

Family members first thought the driver had once again been arrested for DWI, the sheriff said.

HOUSTON — Deputies said a man died after he flipped his car on Old Humble Road in northeast Harris County late Monday.

The crash was reported at about 10:30 p.m. just south of Beltway 8.

Harris County Sheriff's Deputies said the cause of the single-vehicle crash is under investigation, but the sheriff noted that the man had just left a bar.

The driver lost control, hitting a fire hydrant and a fence before his car flipped upside down and landed near a complex.

Deputies said the driver did not appear to be wearing his seat belt.

Sheriff Ed Gonzalez later identified the driver as Joseph F. Mize, 65. Records show Mize had at least three DWI arrests on his record.

"Family members first thought Mize had once again been arrested for DWI, only to find it was his crash," the sheriff tweeted.

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