Police say Des Moines woman driving drunk with kids in car killed man

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DES MOINES, Iowa – Police say a woman was driving under the influence, with her children in the back seat, when she hit and killed a man Sunday night.  

Twenty-one-year-old Nyagai Tichot Pout Neyail was booked into the Polk County Jail early Monday morning on several charges including vehicular homicide- operating while intoxicated.

Police responded to the 2800 hundred block of Urbandale Avenue just after 9:00 p.m. Sunday on report that an SUV hit a pedestrian.  Police say Neyail had already left the scene. The victim was already deceased.

His name has not been released, but officials say he was 33-years-old.  

Neyail is also charged with vehicular homicide/reckless or eluding, neglect or abandonment, neglect or abandonment of dependent person, driving while license denied, and more.

Police say Neyail was driving westbound in her SUV when she hit the pedestrian, who was walking westbound. According to police, Neyail’s children, a three-day-old and a six-year-old, were inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

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