BOND REDUCED FOR TEEN DRIVER ACCUSED IN COLLEGE STATION HIT-AND-RUN DEATH

  

Pedro Puga
(Brazos Co. Jail)

A Bryan teen accused of hitting and killing a Texas A&M student while driving intoxicated has had his bond reduced by a Brazos County judge.

18-year-old Pedro Puga was in court Wednesday asking for his bond to be reduced from $250,000.  Puga was 17 at the time of the crash in September that sent 19-year-old Carlynn Beatty to the hospital, where she later died.

Puga, who told authorities upon his arrest he “doesn’t deal with the laws”, admitted he was under the influence of drugs and alcohol while driving the car that struck Beatty.  He was charged with fleeing the scene of a crash involving a death, intoxication assault, evading arrest, and tampering with evidence.  He also faces charges of unlawful carrying of a weapon and possession of marijuana in another case.

Carly Beatty

After hearing the arguments from witnesses and from both sides, Judge Karl Hawthorne lowered Puga’s bond to $168,000.  However, if out on bond, Puga must keep with a curfew between 4 p.m. and 7 a.m., check in once a week with a probation officer, and undergo regular drug testing and GPS monitoring and reporting.

The next court date for Puga has not been set.

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