Serial drunk driver who 'crashed into mother and her child, 2, but was let off with just a ticket then slams into ANOTHER family car and kills boy, 6, two hours later'

  • Blaine Boudreaux, 34, charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxicated assault and failure to stop and render aid involving death 
  • Accused of killing 6-year-old Joshua Medrano, injuring his mother, mowing down 61-year-old Leonard Batiste and slamming into into another vehicle
  • He was stopped by police after first crash involving mother and toddler but was let go with a ticket
  • Batiste, a homeless man, was found dead in a ditch a day later 
  • One of Joshua Medrano's relatives screamed at Boudreaux in court: 'I hope you die!'

Police in Houston say a 34-year-old man got behind the wheel of his car while under the influence Sunday, leaving a path of destruction in his wake and killing two people, one of them a 6-year-old boy.

Blaine Boudreaux has been charged with intoxication manslaughter, intoxicated assault and failure to stop and render aid involving death in connection to at least three separate DUI collisions that took place within three hours in Houston.

Boudreaux, who also has an extensive DUI record in his native Louisiana, was allegedly drunk when he ran a red light on Lockwood Drive at around 6.3opm and slammed his Dodge pickup truck into a Honda Civic.

Blaine Boudreaux, 34, has been charged in connection to three separate DUI crashes in Houston that killed 6-year-old Josh Medrano, injured his mother and led to the death of a homeless man
Josh Medrano was killed and his mother, Cynthia, was injured in a Sunday wreck

Path of destruction: Blaine Boudreaux (left), 34, has been charged in connection to three separate DUI crashes in Houston that killed 6-year-old Josh Medrano, injured his mother and led to the death of a homeless man

Heartbroken: The family of 6-year-old Joshua Medrano are seen Wednesday leaving the courtroom where Blaine Boudreaux made an appearance on charges stemming from a trio of accidents in Houston. On of the boy's relatives screamed at the suspect: 'I hope you die!'  

Heartbroken: The family of 6-year-old Joshua Medrano are seen Wednesday leaving the courtroom where Blaine Boudreaux made an appearance on charges stemming from a trio of accidents in Houston. On of the boy's relatives screamed at the suspect: 'I hope you die!'  

Joshua Medrano, 6, who was a passenger in the sedan, was fatally injured. His mother, Cynthia, was hospitalized with a punctured lung and broken bones.

Boudreaux was arrested at the scene after failing a field sobriety test.

Three wrecks: The 34-year-old, who has a history of DUIs in Louisiana, is also accused of crashing into another car carrying a woman and a toddler 

Three wrecks: The 34-year-old, who has a history of DUIs in Louisiana, is also accused of crashing into another car carrying a woman and a toddler 

Several hours earlier, according to police, the 34-year-old man struck and killed 61-year-old vagrant Leonard Batiste walking along Texas 5 Spur near the University of Houston.

Investigators say the homeless man was mowed down at around 5.15pm Sunday but his body was not discovered until Monday afternoon. Boudreaux’s entire bumper, complete with his license plate, was found nearby.

Blaine Boudreaux also has been linked to a third collision that occurred about two hours before Batiste's death.

The two-car crash took place in the 6600 block of Fannin Street and involved a mother and her 2-year-old child, who were taken to a hospital and later released.

In that case, Boudreaux was issued a ticket by a police officer and allowed to leave the scene.

After slamming into the elderly man on Texas 5 Spur, Boudreaux allegedly dozed off behind the wheel and didn't wake up until another driver honked at him to get his attention.

That is when he ran the red light at the intersection of Lockwood and the East Freeway and slammed into Cynthia Medrano's black Honda, killing her son, according to officials.

Joseph Rodriguez, the boy's stepfather, said little Joshua wanted to become a firefighter when he grew up.

Rodriguez said the officer who stopped Boudreaux after the first accident involving the mother and toddler should have detained him instead of letting the man go.

Prosecutor Alison Baimbridge told the Houston Chronicle investigators are now looking into that collision and resulting citation in light of Boudreaux's apparent intoxication about two hours.

Cynthia Medrano, pictured here with her family, was driving Sunday evening with her young son in the passenger seat when police say Boudreaux ran a red light and plowed into her Honda Civic

Cynthia Medrano, pictured here with her family, was driving Sunday evening with her young son in the passenger seat when police say Boudreaux ran a red light and plowed into her Honda Civic

Even though the 6-year-old was buckled in, he suffered fatal injuries and died upon arriving at a hospital
Josh's stepfather said his dream was to be a firefighter

Doomed: Even though the 6-year-old was buckled in, he suffered fatal injuries and died upon arriving at a hospital

When questioned by police after his arrest, Boudreaux allegedly admitted that he had taken anti-depressants and a drug used to treat addiction to opiates before getting behind the wheel of his pickup truck Sunday afternoon.

Blaine Boudreaux, a Catholic school dropout who moved to Houston in his late teens, has recently lost his home security business and allowed his pharmacy technician license to lapse, reported the Chronicle.

During his arraignment Wednesday morning, prosecutors revealed that the suspect has multiple outstanding warrants for DUIs in Louisiana. In one case, he also had jumped bail.

In light of these facts, his bond was set at $100,000 on each of the three counts, reported the station KTRK.

Boudreaux’s arraignment was attended by several members of Joshua Medrano's family who sobbed in court and showed Boudreaux the middle finger.

One woman cried out 'I hope you die!' as the suspect clad in an orange jumpsuit was being led out of the courtroom.

Shattered: Cynthia Medrano, pictured with Joshua and her husband, suffered a punctured lung and broken bones

Shattered: Cynthia Medrano, pictured with Joshua and her husband, suffered a punctured lung and broken bones

 

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