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A&M Student Struck By An Accused Intoxicated Driver Has Died, And The Driver Returns To Jail

Update September 22, 2019:

A Texas A&M student who struck by a hit and run driver the Saturday before last has died.

The driver, who is accused of being under the influence of cocaine, Xanax, and alcohol, is back in jail.

A family spokesman for 19 year old Carly Beatty posted on the Facebook page “Carly’s Medical Fundraiser” on Sunday that the sophomore lost her fight to recover.

That follows extensive surgeries and life saving efforts. Beatty was struck a week ago last Saturday near Texas and University while walking home with her roommates.

While in the hospital, Beatty had her right leg amputated and she sustained multiple strokes from a brain injury.

Beatty’s family stated they are deeply touched by everyone who has reached out with caring and support.

And the family hopes supporters will join them at Carly’s memorial service. A date and time have not been announced.

Two days before Beatty’s death, the driver was arrested a second time. 17 year old Pedro Puga of Bryan is now being held on bonds totaling $250,000 dollars on new charges of unlawful possession of a weapon and tampering with evidence.

Screen shot from the Facebook page “Carly’s Medical Fundraiser”.

Update September 16, 2019:

The 17 year old driver of a SUV accused of striking and critically injuring a pedestrian early Saturday morning near Texas and University is out of jail.

Pedro Damion Puga of Bryan posted bonds totaling $26,000 dollars on Sunday.

Puga was caught by College Station police following a brief foot chase at the Tejas Center in Bryan.

The pedestrian, a Texas A&M sophomore, is hospitalized in Houston in critical condition.

An online fundraiser has been created.

Click HERE to be directed to the official online fundraiser.

CSPD is asking for information about where the driver got his drugs and/or alcohol. Anonymous tips can be submitted through Brazos County Crime Stoppers.

Click HERE to be directed to provide an anonymous tip through Brazos County Crime Stoppers.

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Original story:

Photo of Daniel Damion Puga from https://jailsearch.brazoscountytx.gov/JailSearch/default.aspx

A pedestrian was hit by an accused intoxicated driver early Saturday morning at Texas and University.

The victim underwent trauma surgery for multiple fractures and internal injuries.

The 17 year old driver, who is also accused of leaving the scene without rendering aid, is in the Brazos County jail for the third time in seven months.

College Station police found Pedro Damion Puga in the parking lot of the Tejas Center in Bryan, where he was caught following a short foot chase.

According to the arrest report, Puga told the officer he was not involved in an accident, and he would have not been caught had he not taken Xanax and cocaine earlier in the night. The officer also noticed alcohol on Puga’s breath.

The pedestrian was struck just after 2 a.m. Saturday. CSPD announced all lanes of the intersection reopened to traffic seven hours later.

Puga was jailed and held without bond on charges of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury and evading arrest.

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Posted by on Sep 22 2019. Filed under Featured Stories, Local News for Newsletter, News.
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