Joseph Almario, 21, and Manolo “Simon” Magat, 23, were killed after the car they were in flew off a freeway interchange. Driver Christine Meng, 22, of San Gabriel, had a blood alcohol content of 0.11 percent at the time of the accident, California Highway Patrol officials said.
Passenger Jason Lieu, 22, of San Gabriel, was injured in the crash, at about 1 a.m. Tuesday on the intersection between the 710 and 10 freeways. All four are graduates of Gabrielino High School.
A post on Instagram shows the four holding drinks at Los Angeles bar Villains Tavern, and a Facebook post by Meng – which a source said was later taken down – tagged at the same bar assures a friend “I am driving but I’m ok. Bitches be drunk.”
via Funeral services set for San Gabriel DUI crash victims – Pasadena Star-News.
A 56-year-old man has been charged with driving drunk and manslaughter in the death of a female motorcycle passenger early Saturday morning.
Tracey Blevins, 31, of the 3200 block of Hurstbourne Springs Drive in Louisville, was pronounced dead at the scene at 12:40 a.m., said deputy coroner Cindy Thoene. She died from multiple blunt force injuries.
Alicia Smiley, a spokeswoman for Louisville Metro Police, said the wreck occurred near the intersection of Bardstown Road and Strathmoor Blvd.
“A motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed on Bardstown Road,” Smiley said. “At about the same time, a Jeep Cherokee was traveling down Strathmoor and failed to yield to the right of way and the motorcycle struck the Jeep.”
The driver of the Jeep, Christopher Purcell, 56, was charged with driving under the influence and manslaughter second degree, she said.
The male driver of the motorcycle was transported to the hospital with non life-threatening injuries, Smiley said.
Smiley said both motorcyclists were wearing helmets
via Driver charged with DUI, manslaughter in death of motorcylist on Bardstown Road | The Courier-Journal | courier-journal.com.
A local man was arrested Thursday on an aggravated DWI charge, a day after he was arrested in Maine for driving while intoxicated.
Ronald Merrill, 55, of 13 Emery Lane, was arrested about 5:30 p.m. after police received three 911 calls from different motorists reporting a vehicle being driven erratically on Concord Stage Road with the operator periodically driving into oncoming traffic.
When an officer approached Merrill, who had pulled over on the side of the road, police said he tossed a beer can at the officer. After a series of standard field sobriety tests, Merrill was arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated.
Police said they later learned that Merrill was arrested for DWI Wednesday night in Litchfield, Maine by Maine State Police.
via Weare man: 2 days, 2 DWI charges, 2 states | New Hampshire NEWS03.
A West Carthage woman was arrested twice within about two hours early Saturday morning by Watertown police on charges of driving while intoxicated.
Lindsey L. Babcock, 26, of 93 Champion St., was initially taken into custody at 2:45 a.m. in the 100 block of Girard Avenue, where she was additionally cited with speeding and failure to stop while entering a roadway when exiting a driveway. Police listed her blood-alcohol level as 0.16 percent. Under state law, 0.08 percent constitutes intoxication.
She was released to the custody of a friend, but shortly before 5 a.m., police said she was seen driving again, this time in the 500 block of Jefferson Street. Here, she was cited with DWI and driving the wrong way on a one-way street. Her alcohol level for the second arrest had dropped to 0.13 percent, police said.
via Watertown Daily Times | West Carthage woman nabbed twice for DWI, police say.