Modesto, Calif.: 1 dead, 1 arrested in Modesto DUI collision |

One man is dead and another is accused of homicide and driving while intoxicated in a collision in Modesto Sunday afternoon.

According to Officer Billy Boyle with the Modesto Police Department, a 2010 Chevrolet Malibu hit a 2012 Audi sedan in the intersection of 8th and L streets at approximately 2:10 p.m.

The 38-year-old man behind the wheel of the Audi was transported to an area hospital where he died later due to his injuries, Boyle said.

The 32-year-old driver of the Malibu suffered moderate injuries in the crash and was also taken to a local hospital. Boyle said that driver, a Modesto resident, showed signs of alcohol impairment and was placed under arrest for felony driving under the influence, homicide and vehicular manslaughter.

No names were released.Boyle said there have been 12 fatal collisions in Modesto in 2014 resulting in 15 deaths. Five of the crashes involved driving under the influence.

via Police: 1 dead, 1 arrested in Modesto DUI collision.

Woodbridge, NJ: Driver charged with DWI after crash kills passenger |

A North Plainfield man was drunk when he crashed into the rear of a tractor-trailer truck in Woodbridge, killing his passenger, according to NJ State Police.

Carlos Aguirre, 24, was charged with death by auto and driving while intoxicated following the crash at 4:09 a.m. in which front-seat passenger Edgar Galvez 25, of North Plainfield was killed, according to the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

The accident occurred in the southbound truck lanes of the NJ Turnpike near marker 93.5, according to NJ State Police.

Galvez was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:39 a.m. He died of blunt-force trauma, according to the Middlesex County Medical Examiner.

An investigation by Detective Michael Nelson of the New Jersey State Police and Detective Donald Heck of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that Aguirre was driving a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta south when the crash occurred.

Aguirre was held Sunday on $250,000 bail.

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Long Beach, : Man arrested for DUI after woman killed running across 710 Freeway |

At least three vehicles fatally struck a woman running across the Long Beach 710 Freeway in Long Beach today, where one of those three motorists was subsequently arrested for suspicion of drunken driving.

The California Highway Patrol was notified that a pedestrian had been struck on the northbound 710 Freeway, between Anaheim Street and the San Diego 405 Freeway, at 1 a.m., according to the CHP.

The woman was running across the northbound lanes of the freeway when she was struck by a white 2004 Toyota Tacoma, followed by a 2005 Toyota Scion and a 2010 Toyota Camry, according to the news statement.

All three vehicles pulled to the right shoulder of the freeway, north of Anaheim Street. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the statement.

One of the motorists, Long Beach resident Eric J. Nagao, 51, was subsequently arrested for suspicion of drunken driving. Nagao had been driving the Toyota Tacoma.

via Long Beach man arrested for DUI after woman killed running across 710 Freeway.

Albuquerque: Drunk driver in fatal wreck also arrested last month for aggravated DWI |

Albuquerque Police say a 20-year-old woman who hit and killed a motorcyclist around 3 a.m. Saturday morning near Eubank and Montgomery was driving drunk.

Gabrielle Moya was arrested on scene and charged with homicide by vehicle.Police say alcohol and speed appear to be a factor in the accident, but further details have not been released.

APD says Moya was also arrested last month for aggravated DWI.

The identity of the person killed has not been released at this time.

via Police: Drunk driver also arrested last month for aggravated DWI |

New Orleans: Drunk driver crashes in Quarter, debris kills pedestrian |

A drunk driver crashed into a balcony pole in the French Quarter early this morning causing the pole to come down and kill a nearby pedestrian.

According to NOPD, 37-year-old Tevest Vance was traveling east on the 400 block of Burgundy Street when he struck a balcony pole. The victim, a 22-year-old woman, was walking on the sidewalk when the pole came down and struck her on the head. She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Police say Vance attempted to flee the scene, but his car stalled and he was stopped by someone who witnessed the crash. Vance was arrested and booked with Vehicular Homicide. The Orleans Parish Coroner will conduct an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Blood and alcohol tests are pending.

via NOPD: Drunk driver crashes in Quarter, debris kills nearby pedes – WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports.

Anaheim, Calif.: Boy, 9, Killed in Suspected DUI Crash |

A 9-year-old boy died and a man in his 40s was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a three-vehicle collision in Anaheim Saturday night.

Anaheim police said a black pickup truck rear-ended a silver Camry carrying a family of five just before midnight near Euclid Street and La Palma Avenue.

The Camry was carrying a mother, father and three children, police said. Two children suffered critical injuries, and the third child, Rafael Ramirez, died at a hospital.

Both parents were also in critical condition, police said.

The driver of the pickup, Gary Stephen Hunt, was arrested at the scene of the crash on suspicion of DUI. Authorities were trying to determine if the driver had alcohol or drugs in his system.

A Honda Civic that was also involved in the crash was carrying two people who suffered minor to moderate injuries, police said. The investigation is ongoing.

via Boy, 9, Killed in Suspected DUI Crash in Anaheim | NBC Southern California.

Chesterfield Co., Va.: Driver charged with DUI in fatal wreck |

A Colonial Heights man has been charged with DUI and other violations in the aftermath of a single-vehicle wreck that killed one of his two passengers late Thursday, Chesterfield County police said Friday.

A southbound 2001 Acura GL ran off the 17300 block of Branders Bridge Road, hit a fence and struck a tree about 11:45 p.m., Chesterfield police said.

Randall S. Faucette, 25, of the 3200 block of Decatur Street in Richmond was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said he was not wearing a safety belt.

The driver, Ronald E. White Jr., 24, of the 600 block of Walnut Avenue in Colonial Heights, and another passenger, a 27-year-old man, were taken to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

White was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, driving on a revoked license and possession of marijuana,

via Driver charged with DUI in fatal Chesterfield wreck – Richmond Times-Dispatch: Chesterfield County News.