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Suspect in Weekend Hit and Run Charged with Intoxication Assault

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Police have released the identity of the man accused of hitting another man with his vehicle while the victim was fixing a flat tire on the side of the road on Saturday.

Police say 41-year old Luis Villarreal was driving while intoxicated when he struck the victim on I-37 near Clarkwood. The victim was helping his friend change out a flat tire when Villarreal allegedly clipped him with his car and continued down the road.

Police were called out to the scene and caught up with Villarreal in the Calallen area. He was charged with intoxication assault and failing to render aid.