On Friday, August 12th, 2016 Houston Police Officer James Combs, 33, veered into oncoming traffic on Beechnut Road near F.M. Road 1464 in Fort Bend County. His SUV slammed into a silver Corvette sports car driven by 36-year-old Brian Manring. Manring was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Manring is the father to a six year old girl. Our hearts go out to this little girl, the family members and the loved ones of Mr. Manring.
Houston Police Officer James Combs blood-alcohol level was measured at 0.17, more than twice the legal limit for intoxication. Combs’ wife told his Houston Police Department supervisor that he was acting “belligerent” which was a sign that he had been drinking too much. Earlier that day credit card receipts showed that Combs was at a strip club The Show Palace in South Houston.
“If you enter Fort Bend County drinking and driving and you cause a motor vehicle crash – which takes the life of another Fort Bend County resident – I don’t care what your occupation is,” Ft. Bend Co. Sheriff Troy Nehls said.
His bond is currently $100,000. The bond states that while awaiting trial he cannot have a weapon, he must wear an electronic-ankle monitor, and must submit to regular drug and alcohol testing.
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