Texas man charged with homicide by vehicle in Carlsbad

New Mexico News

CARLSBAD, N.M. (KRQE)- A Texas man is waking up in a New Mexico jail after police say he hit and killed a homeless person with his car.

Steven Smith, 52, was arrested and has been charged with homicide by vehicle. The Carlsbad Police Department says Friday night, first responders were dispatched to the intersection of Canyon and Plaza where they found a male victim unresponsive in the road.

The victim, who police say is known in the area as a transient, later died at the hospital. That victim has been identified by police as Daniel Boyle.

Police say they smelled alcohol on Smith, and he admitted to having two drinks at a company party. They say Smith also performed poorly during field sobriety tests.

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