A grand jury indicted 40-year-old Austin resident Wade Atwood for a driving while impaired (DWI) charge instead of an intoxication manslaughter charge for the incident that resulted in the death of 32-year-old Kelly Noel, Radio NB reported on July 30.
According to reports, Atwood drove out of a Wendy’s parking lot onto the northbound frontage road of I-35 near 7th Street and did not notice Noel walking near his vehicle. He hit her, resulting in her death. Atwood had a BAC of .102 percent, not far over the legal limit of .08. Noel, however, was found to have a BAC three times over the legal limit.
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