HPD officer charged, posts bond in deadly DWI crash

- UPDATE: 33-year-old, James Combs posted bond Wednesday evening.


The off duty HPD officer involved in a head on collision on August 16th has been charged.

33-year-old, James Combs, was charged with intoxication manslaughter on Monday.

On Friday morning, at 6:30, Officer Combs was driving on Beechnut and Westmore when he drove his Chevy Tahoe into a Corvette. The investigation shows that Combs veered into the other driver’s lane when they collided.

Brian Manring was the driver of the Corvette, and was pronounced dead at the scene. When officers arrived at the scene, Combs told them he was an off duty police officer. But when asked to do a breathalyzer test, Combs refused and later gave a blood sample.

The blood sample results came back positive for alcohol content on Monday, and Combs has been charged with intoxication manslaughter. His bond has been set at 100k, and has not been paid. Combs remains in the Fort Bend County Jail.

Manring was a 36-year-old single father with an 8-year-old daughter.

Officer Combs was with HPD for six years.

You can help Brian Manring’s family by donating at this link : https://www.gofundme.com/2jx2a3ha

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