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Drunken man confesses on TV to hit-and-run crash that killed cousin

Man tells LA TV reporter: 'He was drunker'

A man confessed on TV to being the driver in a fatal hit-and-run crash in Los Angeles. (KTTV)

A man confessed to a Los Angeles television news reporter this week that he was the driver responsible for a hit-and-run crash that killed his cousin.

Gigi Graciette, a reporter at the FOX affiliate in L.A., was reporting from the scene of a fatal crash where a car slammed into a pole and the driver fled.

As Graciette was preparing for her live report, a man approached her and confessed on TV, FOXLA.com reported.

"He made me drive, and I told him I couldn't drive," the man, who identified himself only as Jose, told Graciette. "He was drunk already and I told him I can't drive, so he made me drive. So he stopped in the middle of the freeway, so when I start -- well, that's, that's, that's the incident."

Jose said he and his cousin had been drinking.

"But he was drunker," Jose said.

Jose didn't know at the time that his cousin was dead.

He was later given a field sobriety test and arrested.