Man charged with manslaughter after running red light, killing motorcyclist, police say

2 motorcyclist hit, one killed

By Dillon Collier - Investigative Reporter, Alyssa Medina

SAN ANTONIO - A driver is charged in the death of a motorcyclist after reportedly running a red light and hitting a motorcyclist while drunk, San Antonio police said. 

Police said 24-year-old Joshua Castro ran a red light at the intersection of the frontage road of Loop 1604 and Military Drive on the city's West Side around 3 a.m. Saturday morning.

Two motorcyclists were in the intersection at the time and were hit by Castro. One of the victims, 44-year-old Scott Inman, died at the scene, police said. Another victim was taken to San Antonio Military Medical Center with non-life threatening injures. 

Castro, who has no previous criminal record, is charged with intoxication manslaughter. According to police, more charges could surface once the other victim's injuries are properly assessed.

According to Castro's blood draw warrant, he stated he had two beers, he had a strong odor of intoxicants on his breath and refused to provide a breath or blood specimen. 

Castro was released from custody around 9 p.m. Saturday, after posting a $40,000 bond.

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