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Funeral arrangements announced for Deputy Constable Jennifer Chavis, who was killed in a fiery accident on South Sam Houston Parkway

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Funeral arrangements have been made for fallen Deputy Jennifer Chavis, who died in a tragic accident on the South Sam Houston Parkway over the weekend.

The family of the District 7 Deputy Police Officer will first have a private visit at 10 a.m. on April 13 at the Fountain of Praise Church at 13950 Hillcroft Avenue.

The public is admitted from 11 a.m. The funeral service begins at 12:30 p.m

Police honors take place outside in the church parking lot immediately after the service.

Chavis is buried in Liberty, Texas, according to the family.

A suspected drunk driver, identified as 36-year-old Adolfo Serrano, is charged with killing Chavis, who tried to pull him over at the 7200 block of South Sam Houston Parkway in Fondren, according to the sheriff’s office.

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According to deputies, Serrano was driving a Ford F-550 when it was not going in a single lane and hit Chavis in the butt.

Chavis’ squad car caught fire. A witness who took video of the MP’s car on fire said she heard a big bang before seeing black smoke.

On Monday, officials told ABC13 they went to the hospital to meet with Serrano and said his breath smelled of alcohol, in addition to “red eyes and slurred speech.”

According to authorities, Serrano admitted to officers that he had been drinking an alcoholic beverage prior to the crash.

On Monday, a judge set Serrano’s bail at $750,000, although prosecutors did not ask for bail.

Chavis was a precinct 7 congressman for a year and a half.

She leaves behind a husband, a 4-year-old son and an 11-year-old nephew, whom she also raised.

ORIGINAL REPORT: The Harris County Assemblyman was killed in a fire accident on the S. Sam Houston Parkway in Fondren, according to the HCSO

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