Repeat drunken driver who struck, killed man with car sentenced to 40 years

Driver's blood alcohol content was 3 times legal limit 2 hours after crash

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SAN ANTONIO – The Bexar County District Attorney’s Office said a repeat drunken driver was sentenced to 40 years in prison after hitting and killing a man.

In 2013, Jose Hernandez, 59, fled the scene of a crash on General McMullen Drive, where he hit and killed Gilbert Ramos, 25, who was crossing the street.

Witnesses told police Hernandez was driving fast and had previously ran two red lights before hitting the 25-year-old.

Toxicology results revealed that Hernandez had a blood-alcohol content three times the legal limit two hours after the crash, the DA’s Office said.

This was the Hernandez’s seventh DWI conviction. He had previously been sentenced to prison in 2003 and 2010 for DWI.

Hernandez pleaded no contest to felony murder.

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Ivan Herrera has worked as a journalist in San Antonio for five years. Before living in SA, Ivan covered border news in the Rio Grande Valley.