A Longview man was under the influence of drugs when he drove on the wrong side of the road before striking another driver and killing her May 10, according to Gregg County court records.
Michael Dean Buenrostro, 61, remained in Gregg County Jail on Tuesday on a $150,000 bond on intoxication manslaughter charges, jail records show.
The report said Buenrostro was headed north in his pickup at about 7:10 a.m. May 10 on Texas 42, approaching Harrison Road when he veered into oncoming traffic and struck a pickup driven by Kim Yvone Hayes, 61, of Wagner, Oklahoma, killing her instantly.
A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper who interviewed Buenrostro after the crash said Buenrostro was unable to stay awake and “exhibited confused speech,” the report said.
During an interview in a hospital, the trooper reported Buenrostro “constantly and consistently fell asleep” and “was unable to respond in complete sentences,” the report said.
Buenrostro told the trooper that he was taking several medications, including lisinopril, Januvia, Prozac, temazepam and Flomax, the report said. He also consented to providing a blood sample that determined he tested positive to methamphetamine, cocaine and benzodiazepines.
The trooper booked him into jail May 11.