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Drunk driver drove to work with severed arm of pedestrian he allegedly killed

A Dallas man has been arrested after allegedly hitting and killing a pedestrian while driving drunk, then driving to his workplace with the victim’s severed arm in the passenger seat of the vehicle.

Dallas police confirmed to PEOPLE that Juan Morgan Munoz, 31, was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DWI and hit and run resulting in death. They added that additional charges are possible.

He was taken to the Dallas County Jail after reportedly fleeing the scene of the fatal accident, according to news outlets KDFW and WFAA.

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Although Munoz called 911 to alert authorities, he reportedly did not do so until more than 30 minutes after the unidentified victim was killed, around 12:30 a.m. early Saturday morning, according to KDFW.

The driver reportedly admitted to hitting the victim near Storey Lane and I-35E, but continued on to work about a mile away, both news sources said.

According to media reports, authorities arrived at Munoz’s work at Maaco Auto Body Shop after Munoz called. They allegedly found his white BMW with a “hole in the front passenger windshield” and “an entire arm on the front passenger seat,” along with blood.

He also reportedly had “glassy/watery eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage,” according to an arrest warrant affidavit reportedly obtained by local news stations.

When given a breathalyzer test, Munoz’s reading reportedly came back as .179, which is more than twice the legal limit, according to WFAA.

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Munoz allegedly told officers that he had “shot one Patron in the afternoon” and that he had come from a Hooters in Grand Prairie before going to work. He failed one of the field sobriety tests given to him, according to WFAA.

Before he was booked into jail, Munoz reportedly admitted to having cocaine in his system, also according to WFAA.

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The dead pedestrian has not been identified.