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Man arrested, accused of hitting two people while driving drunk on I-35

The man and woman were changing a tire when the accident happened.
Credit: Bell County Sheriff's Office

TEMPLE, Texas — UPDATE:

The suspect has been identified as 36-year-old Billy Ray Polk. He was arrested and charged with intoxication assault with a vehicle.

Both of the victims are currently in stable condition.

ORIGINAL STORY:

A man and a woman were rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries after they were hit by a suspected drunk driver. The accident happened just before midnight on Wednesday, August 12th on the ramp for Exit 304 on northbound Interstate 35 in Temple . According to the Temple Police Department, the pair were changing a tire when they were hit.

The suspect drove away, but officers found him nearby. According to a department spokesman, the driver showed signs of being intoxicated and was taken into custody.

The two people who were hit were taken to Baylor Scott and White Medical Center-Temple with life-threatening injuries. At this time, no charges have been filed, but this is an active investigation.

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