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Two Were Killed In A DUI Accident In Harris County On Monday

Two people are dead after a high-speed pursuit involving Harris County Sheriff’s deputies in northwest Harris County on Monday.

According to a report on the Click2Houston website,  Sgt. Simon Cheng of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office made a statement regarding the incident that happened on Veteran’s Memorial Drive near Rainy River. At approximately 9:00 p.m., an HCSO deputy observed Alexis Saborit driving over the posted speed limit southbound on Veteran’s Memorial Drive. The deputy attempted to pull over Saborit,  but he ignored the deputy and sped off instead.  The deputy pursued Saborit past the intersection of Veteran’s Memorial Drive and 249.  

Saborit then crossed the center line and continued heading southbound in the northbound lanes on Veteran’s Memorial Drive in the 9500 Block.  A short distance later, Saborit’s vehicle collided with a bicyclist and another motorist driving a Buick.  

The bicyclist, identified as Jarvis Taylor, severed one of his legs.  Emergency crews responded to the scene and rushed Jarvis to an area hospital for treatment of life-threatening injuries. Authorities say that Taylor later died at the hospital.

The driver of the Buick, Roosevelt McClendon, also suffered life-threatening injuries in the crash.  He was transported via Life Flight to the hospital. McClendon also died from the injuries he sustained in the crash.

Saborit was also injured in the crash. He was taken to Ben Taub hospital, where he underwent surgery on a broken leg.  Authorities say that he showed signs of intoxication at the time of the collision. 

Court records indicate that Saborit has a prior criminal history and served time in prison on a burglary conviction in 2015. According to Sean Teare, with the Vehicular Crimes Division of the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Saborit also has an outstanding warrant involving a separate incident of felony evading.

Once Saborit is released from the hospital,  he faces arrest on two counts of felony murder. If convicted, Saborit could be facing a sentence of life in prison.

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