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Intoxicated driver who killed police officer denied bond reduction

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Judge Bobby Galvan denied a bond reduction plea on Wednesday for a man accused of killing a Corpus Christi police officer in an intoxicated driving accident.

Courtesy: 94th District Court/Youtube

On January 31, 2020, Brandon Portillo crashed his truck into a police patrol vehicle while drunk driving, according to Kris 6 News. The truck hit the back of the police car during a traffic stop on South Padre Island Drive near Carroll Lane.

Officer Allen McCollum was killed during the accident and two other officers, Michael Love and Kiyomi Muniz sustained serious injuries. Love told the court that his injuries confined him to a wheelchair, and he is now relearning how to walk.

Nueces County prosecutors explained that Portillo had been arrested previously for intoxicated driving and for driving without a license. Portillo is currently charged with intoxicated manslaughter, intoxicated assault, and driving with an invalid license.

Judge Galvan determined that Portillo would remain at the Nueces County Jail with his bond set at a total of $1.5 million.

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