- Associated Press - Sunday, May 25, 2014

HOBBS, N.M. (AP) - Hobbs police have arrested a driver accused of fatally hitting a man whose body was found in the middle of a road.

Police spokesman Mike Stone says 60-year-old Jose Losoya was booked into a city jail on felony charges of homicide by vehicle, great bodily harm by vehicle and leaving the scene of an accident.

Stone says officers responded Saturday at about 8:30 p.m. to reports of many lying on the ground of North Lovington Highway.

He says they found the body of 57-year-old Henry Padilla in the northbound traffic lanes.

Authorities say his injuries were consistent with being struck by a vehicle.

Lovington police found Losoya and his vehicle in Lovington.

Stone says the suspect appeared intoxicated.

Losoya is being held on a $20,000 bond.

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