EAGLE PASS - The man arrested Wednesday night on intoxication manslaughter charges in the deaths of two Midland bicyclists appears to have been arrested for DWI in 2005.
The Maverick County Sheriff’s Office reports that a Ricardo Madera, 38, of Eagle Pass was arrested three times in Maverick County, including on Aug. 14, 2005 on a charge of driving while intoxicated. The sheriff’s office also reports the same person was arrested on May 12, 2015, on a charge of possession of a controlled substance.
Madera is being held on two charges of intoxication manslaughter, one charge of intoxication assault causing serious bodily injury, two charges of accident involving death and one charge of accident involving serious bodily injury. His bond is $75,000 for each of the intoxication manslaughter charges, $50,000 for the intoxication assault charge, $25,000 for each of the accident involving death charges and $25,000 for the accident involving serious bodily injury charge, according to the Midland County Sheriff’s Office website.
Madera was driving a Chevrolet Silverado northbound on State Highway 158. Three cyclists — Camron T. Stotts, 42; Michael D. Mestas, 47; and Thomas J. Haislip, 38, all of Midland — were northbound on SH 158 and riding on the shoulder ahead of the pickup. Madera drove onto the road’s shoulder and hit the cyclists, according to a press release from the Texas Department of Public Safety. He fled the scene but was located shortly afterward and was arrested.
Stotts and Mestas died at the scene; Haislip was transported to Midland Memorial Hospital.