Two men and their dog were killed as they walked on the Seawall in Galveston. Matthew Shelton, 27, was charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter, said Lt. Michael Gray of the Galveston Police Department.
Shelton was westbound on Seawall Boulevard at 13th Street when he lost control of his vehicle and hit the pedestrians who were taking their dog for an evening stroll. The car also almost hit several other people out for walks before sunset.
Shelton is in the hospital in stable condition and once he is released he will be taken to the Galveston County Jail, investigators said. His bond is set at $100,000.
Walking or jogging at the Seawall, which overlooks the beach front, is a popular pastime for most area residents. But after the accident many are concerned about their safety along the boulevard. In October 2011 there was another DWI accident at the Seawall that killed one and seriously injured another, authorities said.
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