Houston man charged in crashes that killed boy, homeless man



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HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are trying to recreate a path of destruction left by a driver accused of killing a boy and homeless man in separate drunken-driving collisions only hours apart in Houston.

Authorities also are looking into whether police could have arrested 34-year-old Blaine Boudreaux earlier in the day for intoxication after they say he rear-ended another vehicle, sending two people to the hospital Sunday afternoon.

Boudreaux was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving and causing a crash that killed 6-year-old Joshua Medrano less than three hours after the initial crash. Prosecutors said Tuesday that they also believe Boudreaux ran over and killed a homeless man before the fatal crash.

Boudreaux was charged Sunday with intoxication manslaughter.

It wasn't immediately known if he has an attorney.

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APPHOTO TXHOU101: Blaine Boudreaux is escorted from the courtroom following his appearance on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Houston. Boudreaux is charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a wreck that killed a 6-year-old boy on Sunday. He is also implicated in a fatal wreck hours earlier. ( Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP) (29 Apr 2015)

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APPHOTO TXHOU102: The family of 6-year-old Joshua Medrano leave the courtroom where Blaine Boudreaux made an appearance on charges stemming from a pair of fatal accidents on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 in Houston. Boudreaux is charged with intoxication manslaughter in connection with a wreck that killed the 6-year-old boy on Sunday. He is also implicated in a fatal wreck hours earlier. ( Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle via AP) (29 Apr 2015)

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