Scott Bowles

Scott Bowles

Toxicology results from the Texas Department of Public Safety laboratory may have answers in the May 11 death of tow truck driver Scott Bowles, Harker Heights Police Sgt. Stephen Miller told the Temple Daily Telegram Thursday.

The results include the blood alcohol and drug tests.

The investigating officer is presenting a case to the Bell County District Attorney’s office today, Miller said.

“Hopefully, tomorrow we will have information on whether the charge has been accepted or if it needs to be changed,” Miller said.

Miller didn’t say what the suggested charge is.

Bowles, 39, was loading a disabled vehicle onto the back of his Goode Towing truck at about 6:20 a.m. in Harker Heights when a minivan in the westbound lane of U.S. Highway 190/Highway 14 struck him and amputated his right leg below the knee.

The tow truck’s emergency headlights were activated and Bowles was walking back to his truck when he was hit. He was rushed by ambulance to Seton Medical Center Harker Heights, where he died at 7:09 a.m.

The Slow Down, Move Over Law requires drivers to change lanes away from any emergency vehicles, including tow trucks, or slow down to 20 miles per hour below the posted speed limit when passing them.

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