Charlotte, NC: 22-Year-Old Charged With DWI After Crash Kills Passenger | wccbcharlotte.com

Lola Porter, 22, was charged with DWI after crashing into a tree that killed passenger, 43-year-old Christopher Turner around 1:30 a.m. Tuesday.

A nearby resident heard the wreck and called police. Turner was pronounced dead at the scene by Medic. Porter suffered serious injuries and was taken to CMC Main.

Police say Porter was driving a 2007 BMW M6 westbound on Brown Grier Road when she rounded the curve between Gallant Lane and Griers Fork Drive.

Turner lost control of the car, ran airborne off the road and smashed into a tree. Porter was also charged with driving while license revoked. CMPD says further charges will be filed in reference to the accident. The crash is still under investigation.

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Police arrest man suspected of DUI after fatal collision – News – DesertDispatch.com – Barstow, CA

Police arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence after a pickup truck struck and killed a 17-year-old pedestrian on Monday night.

Barstow police said they arrested Lloyd Anthony Fish after responding to the 2600 block of West Main Street at approximately 9:24 p.m.On Tuesday, San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner spokeswoman Sandy Fatland identified the pedestrian as Kyle Michael Davis.

After collecting evidence from the scene and taking a statement, police believe Fish, 53, may have been driving under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance, Lt. Mike Hunter said. A preliminary test conducted at the Police Department indicated Fish had a controlled substance in his system. Further testing was conducted to determine Fish’s alcohol content and the specific controlled substance that may have been involved, police said.

Fish told police he did not see Davis until moments before impact, police said. There were no skid marks located at the scene, according to police.

Fish waited at the scene for authorities to arrive, police said. Further investigation revealed Fish was driving westbound in the No. 2 lane of West Main Street when he struck Davis, who is believed to have been walking westbound in the No. 2 lane.

Police said Davis, who was possibly walking home from a friend’s house, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Barstow Fire protection District. Davis was identified by family members who arrived at the scene after being notified by a friend, police said.

Court records show Fish, a convicted felon, has a lengthy rap sheet that includes 26 court cases, including 14 traffic violations since 2001 and various penal codes and health and safety code charges. Many of the charges filed against Fish have been dismissed, court records show.

Fish was booked at San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Jail in Barstow on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, authorities said. He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail, booking records show. He is scheduled to appear in a Victorville courtroom Thursday to answer to a felony gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated charge, booking records show.

via Police arrest man suspected of DUI after fatal collision – News – DesertDispatch.com – Barstow, CA.

Wrong-way drunk driver dies in head-on horror crash that killed two women returning from a family reunion | Mail Online

A suspected drunk driver traveling the wrong way down a California freeway collided head-on with a car carrying a family-of-four on Sunday, killing two and himself.

Police have identified the driver as 28-year-old Mack Jaramillo of La Habra, who was heading westbound on the eastbound lane of the 210 Freeway in Rancho Cucamonga about 2.20am. He was pronounced at the scene, according to KTLA.

The two other victims, both female and sitting on the back seat of a silver sedan, were not believed to have been wearing seatbelts and could have been saved if they were, police said.

The driver and front-passenger of the vehicle that was hit were taken to the hospital. Hours after the crash, the driver was in surgery, and the passenger was alert and talking to authorities.

The surviving family members were 60-year-old Nitin Shah and 56-year-old Jyotsna Shah, both of Chino Hills, according to the CHP.

The driver of this Hyundai, Mack Jaramillo, 28, was pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy will reveal whether Mack Jaramillo had been drinking at the time of the collision

The California Highway Patrol had received reports that a possible drunk driver in a dark-colored Hyundai Elantra was seen in the carpool lane driving at dangerous speeds and swerving.

Sections of the freeway were shut down for several hours following the crash as emergency crews worked to clear the roads. All lanes were reopened just before 7.30am.

via Wrong-way drunk driver dies in head-on horror crash that killed two women returning from a family reunion | Mail Online.

Bedminster, Pa.: Man charged in DUI accident that killed one, injured another | theintell.com

A 64-year-old Doylestown Township man, who state police say was driving with a blood alcohol level three times above the state limit, was charged Sunday with the death of a Bedminster man and severely injuring his wife in a head-on collision Saturday night in Bedminster.

Dennis Harold Bennett, of Old Pebble Hill Road, told Pennsylvania State Police that he was unsure what had occurred when he crossed into the westbound lane in the 700 block of Kellers Church Road shortly before 10:30 p.m. and struck a motorcycle driven by 47-year-old Carl “C.J.” Polichetti III, court documents said.

Tamatha Polichetti, 46, a passenger on the motorcycle, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to St. Luke’s Bethlehem. An update of her condition was unavailable at 8:30 p.m., a spokeswoman said. Bennett was traveling east on Kellers Church Road in a GMC Yukon and was not injured.

The trooper said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol on Bennett and that he had unsure footing and was stumbling and staggering and had slurred speech, according to an affidavit of probable cause. The officer asked Bennett how many alcoholic beverages he had consumed, and Bennett said a “few beers,” and also that he takes prescription pain medication.

The trooper administered two field sobriety tests. Bennett allegedly failed one, and he claimed he couldn’t perform the second because of a back injury, the affidavit said. A portable breath test was given, and the preliminary results were three times above the 0.08 legal limit for driving in Pennsylvania, police said. Bennett also agreed to have blood drawn for further testing, police said.

Bennett was arraigned Sunday before Middletown District Judge John Kelly Jr. on charges of homicide by vehicle, aggravated assault while DUI, DUI and related traffic violations. He was sent to Bucks County prison in lieu of 10 percent of $100,000 bail.

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Santa Rosa, Calif.: Woman killed, driver arrested in suspected DUI crash on Hwy 12 | www.ktvu.com

A 22-year-old woman was killed in a car driven by a suspected drunk driver on state Highway 12 in Santa Rosa early Sunday morning, a California Highway Patrol spokesman said.

Sarai Torres-Nunez was a passenger in a Honda SUV driven by 21-year-old Antonio Moreno-Murillo that overturned and crashed into a tree off of the Dutton Avenue on-ramp to Highway 12, according to CHP Officer Marcus Hawkins.

Hawkins said Moreno-Murillo was heading east on Highway 12 and took the Dutton Avenue off-ramp, then sped through a red light at the intersection, swerving to avoid an oncoming vehicle.

As he drove onto the Dutton Avenue on-ramp, Moreno-Murillo lost control of the car, which rolled over and crashed into a tree and a metal guardrail, the officer said.

The SUV came to a stop on its roof, partially blocking the highway on-ramp.Torres-Nunez, a Santa Rosa resident, suffered fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene.Moreno-Murillo, also of Santa Rosa, was taken to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital to be treated for injuries suffered in the crash.

Officers arrived at the hospital and arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence causing death, gross vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and probation violation.

via Woman killed, driver arrested in suspected DUI crash on Hwy 12 | www.ktvu.com.

Hobbs, NM: Six-year-old, female among dead in DWI head-on | pvonlinenews.com

Two people are dead following what authorities believe is an alcohol-related crash on the Lovington Highway in Hobbs Friday.  Among the deceased is a six-year-old child.

According to Hobbs Police Public Information Officer Mike Weiss, a white Dodge pickup was traveling Northbound near Jack Gomez Blvd. around 10:21 p.m. and was swerving all over the road when it went into oncoming lanes and hit a red Chrysler car head-on.

The driver of the Chrysler has been identified as 44-year-old Prescilla Mungia of Hobbs, according to HPD.  She died at a local hospital.  A six-year-old passenger in that car died at the scene.  Police are not releasing the child’s name pending notification of next of kin.

The driver of the Dodge pickup is 27-year-old Keevisen James Gould of Red Valley, AZ.  Gould’s passenger, 34-year-old Shane Betselie of Bloomfield was transported to Lubbock, TX for his life-threatening injuries.

A third vehicle was involved in the crash, striking Gould’s truck after the head-on collision.  Neither the driver or passenger of that vehicle were hurt, police said.Weiss said DWI charges are pending against Gould.

via Six-year-old, female among dead in DWI head-on in Hobbs | Plains-Valley Online News.

Phoenix: Man arrested in fatal Phoenix hit-and-run | seattlepi.com

Vernon Marshall Traylor

Vernon Marshall Traylor

Phoenix police have arrested a man accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian and then fleeing the scene.

Police spokesman Steve Martos says 66-year-old Vernon Traylor has been booked into a Maricopa County jail on charges of DUI and leaving the scene of a fatal traffic collision.

Martos says Traylor was heading southbound on a Phoenix street around 9 p.m. Friday when his Ford Mustang struck 53-year-old Ruben Jimenez Solis.

Authorities say Solis died a short time later at a hospital.

Traylor is accused of initially stopping but then speeding away in his vehicle after officers arrived.

Police say Traylor was found to be impaired by alcohol.

via Man arrested in fatal Phoenix hit-and-run – seattlepi.com.