Memphis: Multiple DUI offender kills in crash |

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A multiple DUI offender should not have been on the road, and now a family is suffering because of it.

The victim’s family learned it’s other driver’s fifth DUI, and they’re struggling to understand why he was behind the wheel.

Grieving loved ones hope this case serves as a wake up call to others and helps save someone else’s life.

A “Sons of Arthritis” type rider, his name is Thomas Holloway but he was more than that to 15-year-old Seth Bonetti, who is now grieving sudden loss.

“Well, he … he loved us that’s one thing,” Seth said.

Tuesday afternoon Holloway was on his Harley on Shelby Drive heading home from work when a car trying to turn left onto Swinnea Road pulled in front of him.

“His pelvis was shattered. His shoulder was shattered. There were broken bones,” Seth noted. “And the doctor’s told them there was nothing they could do to stop the bleeding on his brain.

“The longtime navy veteran died at the hospital.

Christopher Franklin, the other driver, is in jail charged with, among other things, driving under the influence.

According to an affidavit of complaint, Franklin’s license has been revoked since October 2007 after what was then his fourth DUI.

Franklin should not have been on Shelby Drive behind the wheel, which only makes it harder on a grandson who misses his Papaw.

“I know that he’s in a better place, and he’s looking down on us, and he wants us to be strong, and that’s hard right now,” Seth said.

Franklin is due in court Thursday on the charges and at the end of the month on an April arrest from driving on a revoked license.

His bond is currently set at $30,000.

via Multiple DUI offender kills grandfather in recent crash – Action News 5 – Memphis, Tennessee.

Kitsap Co., Wash.: Driver arrested after fatal crash into pedestrians |

A driver was arrested on vehicular assault and homicide charges after a woman was killed and a man was critically hurt in a crash near Bremerton early Wednesday.

Police said that about 3 a.m. the driver of a Subaru Legacy sedan was traveling northbound on Tracyton Boulevard Northwest when he struck two pedestrians who were crossing the street near the 5500 block of Tracyton Boulevard, near the former Tracyton Elementary School.

A 23-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.  She was identified as Alana Kemppainen-Cartwright.

A 25-year-old man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he is in critical condition.

The driver of the Subaru stopped and was arrested by Kitsap County deputies.  He was booked into the Kitsap County Jail  on one count of vehicular homicide and one count of vehicular assault.

The Sheriff’s Office is investigating  the incident as a drunken driving crash.

Munoz checked the  jail roster and found a man, 26-year-old Daniel Krogman, had been booked into the Kitsap County Jail on those same charges.

Neither the driver nor his two passengers were injured. Munoz found out the driver was at the Tracyton Tavern earlier in the night. A bartender there confirmed that Kitsap County deputies had been there.

via Driver arrested after fatal crash into pedestrians |

Chicago: DUI, reckless homicide charges filed in fatal Dan Ryan crash |

A Bronzeville man has been charged with DUI and reckless homicide charges after a crash on the Dan Ryan Expressway that claimed the life of a woman, police said.

Richard Ramkhalawan, 35, was driving a BMW SUV in the northbound lanes around 7:05 p.m. Sunday when he collided with a Jeep Wrangler driven by Anne Schafer, 44, at 87th Street, police said.

The Jeep shot up an embankment and rolled over twice, police said.

Shafer, the only occupant of the Jeep, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where she died at about 9:45 p.m. Sunday, authorities said.

Ramkhalawan, of the 800 block of East 49th Street, suffered minor injuries, police said. According to a police report, Ramkhalawan admitted consuming “several alcoholic beverages.”

Ramkhalawan is expected to appear Wednesday in Central Bond Court.

via DUI, reckless homicide charges filed in fatal Dan Ryan crash – Chicago Tribune.

Chicago: Skateboarder, motorist arrested for DUI |

The driver of a pickup truck was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of drunken driving after fatally striking a pedestrian in northwest suburban McHenry, police said.

A white, 2011 Ford F-250 pickup truck driven by Justin A. Raven struck a male pedestrian at 9:08 p.m. in the 4200 block of West Crystal Lake Road, according to a McHenry police statement.

The pedestrian, Nicholas S. Kilpatrick, 17 of McHenry, was pronounced dead on the scene, the statement said.

Raven was not injured. He was taken into custody on the scene for drunken driving, the statement said.

via Pedestrian dead, motorist arrested for DUI – Chicago Tribune.

Milwaukee: Man accused of killing teen while driving drunk |

A Milwaukee man police said killed a teenager and severely injured two others while driving drunk was charged Tuesday.

Police say the man was also driving with a suspended license when he blew through a stop sign and plowed into a car, killing its driver.

According to a criminal complaint:Alberto Rabell, 22, was speeding north on S. 31st. shortly before 1 a.m. Saturday when his car went through a stop sign posted at W. Beecher St. and hit a westbound car.

The driver of that vehicle, Carlton Johnson, 17, was killed. His two passengers were taken to a hospital with serious injuries.

Rabell, who tried convince his female passenger to tell police that she had been driving, sustained a broken leg. Rabell had a blood alcohol content of 0.12.

Rabell was convicted of drunken driving in September 2010 and his license was revoked. He was charged in March with driving with a revoked license. A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to appear for a hearing.

Rabell is charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle while having a prior intoxicant-related conviction or revocation; two counts of injury by intoxicated use of a vehicle; one count of operating a motor vehicle while revoked, causing death; and one count of operating a motor vehicle while revoked causing great bodily harm.

via Man accused of killing teen while driving drunk.

Miami: Woman arrested on DUI charge after fatal crash on I-95 |

A woman was arrested on a DUI charge Tuesday morning after causing a fatal crash on the Interstate 95 express lanes.

The Florida Highway Patrol said the woman was driving southbound on the closed express lanes when she crashed into the construction truck.

After a tow truck stopped to assist, another driver crashed into the tow truck and died.

The crashes closed all southbound lanes, including the express lanes, near the Airport Expressway.

via Woman arrested on DUI charge after fatal crash on I-95 | News – Home.

Gainesville, Mo.: Girl, 12, dies in possible DWI accident |

A 12-year-old Gainesville girl died Monday in a one-car accident in Gainesville, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Alejandria Chambers died in the accident on Cedar Oak Drive, according to the highway patrol. The driver, a 22-year-old Gainesville man, was driving south about 4:40 p.m. when the car ran off the road. The car overturned several times, striking trees and coming to rest on its top.

The driver and another passenger, Natalie Winlock, 12, were flown to Mercy Hospital Springfield. Alejandria and the driver weren’t wearing seat belts, according to the highway patrol.

The driver was arrested on suspicion of involuntary manslaughter, second-degree assault and driving while intoxicated but released for medical treatment, according to the highway patrol.

via Girl, 12, dies in possible DWI accident.