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Tesha Dawn Williams

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The woman accused of hitting a 20-year-old Billings man while driving drunk now faces homicide charges in Yellowstone County District Court.

Tesha Dawn Williams, 22, was charged Monday with vehicular homicide while under the influence, after the man, Sterling Bruder-Dominguez, died over the weekend. She had previously been charged with negligent vehicular assault, also a felony.

In addition to the homicide charge, Williams remains charged with two felonies: criminal endangerment and failure to stop or remain at an accident scene involving death or serious bodily injury. Her arraignment is set for Wednesday morning.

According to charging documents, Bruder-Dominguez had been walking on Eighth Street West early on May 29 when Williams allegedly struck him from behind with her car. She narrowly missed also hitting a woman who had been walking alongside the victim.

When police arrived shortly after 1:30 a.m., they found Bruder-Dominguez lying on his back in the street with his neck on the curb. He died Saturday at St. Vincent Healthcare.

A Montana State University Billings police officer later pulled Williams over on Rimrock Road near North 27th Street, where she was driving east in the westbound lane, charges state.

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Williams allegedly appeared intoxicated and reportedly blew a breath test of 0.223 at the DUI center, or nearly three times the legal blood alcohol limit.

She is being held at the Yellowstone County Detention Center on $100,000 bond.

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