Woman rearrested after police file new charges in hit-and-run that killed man, dog

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. — Investigators announced Thursday night that they have taken out several more charges against a woman accused of hitting a man while he was walking his dog and then driving away.

Sandy Springs police said that Dominique Houston, 38, hit and killed Farmer in front of his Hammond Drive home while he walked his dog Bruce, who also died.

Police captured Houston miles away in Newnan after the crash. Officers said she had been running from the scene of another wreck on Roswell Road and Interstate 285 when she hit Farmer.


Houston was already facing a number of charges, including vehicular homicide and hit-and-run. A judge granted her bond on Wednesday.

Sandy Springs police said they had taken out more charges against Houston on Thursday night.

Those charges include:

  • Speeding 68 mph in a 35.
  • Two counts of failure to obey traffic control devices.
  • Failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk.
  • Possession of Schedule 1 narcotics.
  • Cruelty to animals.
  • Drivers to use due care when approaching a pedestrian.

Police said they took Houston back into custody Thursday night to face the new charges.