Family and friends say David Salinas, the motorcyclist who was struck by a suspected drunk driver, died Friday night.
Police say the 29-year-old Salinas, of Harlingen, was hit by Taylor Nicole Ramirez, 23, early Tuesday morning at the intersection of Loop 499 and East Grimes.
Officers say Ramirez was driving a white 2015 Honda Accord when she struck Salinas as he was riding his yellow Kawasaki motorcycle and stopped at the intersection.
Police say at the crash scene Ramirez displayed signs of intoxication. After undergoing field sobriety tests, she was arrested and taken to the city jail. Investigators say she refused to provide a breath sample and was taken to the hospital for a blood test as part of Cameron County’s “No Refusal” policy.
Police have not said yet what charges Ramirez will now face.
She was charged with a third degree felony for intoxication assault and a class B misdemeanor for possession of marijuana. Her initial bond was set at $32,000.