Ft. Hood soldier arrested in connection with crash
A Fort Hood Soldier who killed a woman back in May when he was intoxicated and drove the wrong way on Highway 195 was taken into custody Friday afternoon.
28-year-old Tommy Lee Schlett was driving a 2013 Dodge Avenger northbound in the southbound lanes of Highway 195 near Georgetown on May 21 around 5:45 a.m., when he crashed head-on into an oncoming Dodge Charger that was carrying three women.
One of the women, Dian Glee, died at the scene. Glee had just graduated from Temple College’s LVN program. The other two, Venus Weatherton who was a nurse in Killeen and Tiffany Prelow, were taken to the hospital in critical condition. They have since been released.
The update crash report released last week revealed Schlett’s blood alcohol concentration was 0.245, which is about three times the legal limit.
The soldier has been charged with intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle by the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Schlett is being held in the Williamson County Jail on a $400,000 bond.
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- Written by Jill Fowler