Karen Yvonne Colson of Porter appeared in the 9th District Court Thursday and plead guilty to intoxicated manslaughter.
On July 11, 2008 Tracey Cooley attempted to stop Colson from driving away after she was reported to have taken some medication. Colson struck him in the driveway of a home on West Memorial Drive in Porter. Once she struck him he became tangled under her Ford Taurus and she continued to try to drive off.
MCHD and Porter Fire Department responded to the scene and requested Life Flight. Cooley was flown to Hermann Hospital in the Medical Center where he died at 11:40 p.m. that same night.
According to Public Data Colson was arrested September 24, 2002, for driving while intoxicated and was given 180 days probation.
Judge Burgess who is sitting in for Judge Edwards ordered a pre-sentence investigation be done by the probation department and reset the case for a future date.
Colson could receive 2-20 years in the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or be given probation.
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