Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a fatal traffic accident in the 9300 block of West Montgomery Road about 2:55 p.m. on Wednesday (Jan. 4).
The suspect, Wilmer Farley III (b/m, DOB: 5-26-91), is charged with intoxication manslaughter in the 338th State District Court. He is accused in the death of Clifford Johnson, 56, of Houston, who was transported to Houston Northwest Medical Hospital where he later died from his injuries.
A photo of suspect Farley is attached to this news release.
HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant R. Gonzales and Officer S. Kong reported:
Mr. Johnson was operating a four-wheeled mobility scooter, with his one-year-old son in his lap, on the sidewalk in the 9300 block of West Montgomery. Johnson maneuvered into a moving lane of traffic to avoid water and mud on the sidewalk when his scooter was struck by a silver Ford Explorer, driven by Farley, northbound on West Montgomery. Johnson was taken to the hospital where he died. His son suffered minor injuries and was treated and released to family members.
Further investigation determined Farley was intoxicated and he was taken into custody at the scene.