Pomona, Calif.: DUI Suspect Kills Bicyclist In Pomona | losangeles.cbslocal.com

Police arrested a 25-year-old man from Chino Hills after he reportedly rear-ended and killed a bicyclist Saturday in Pomona.Rick Kyujin Lee of Chino Hills was taken into police custody on suspicion of drunken driving, causing death and vehicular manslaughter, according to Pomona police Cpl. J.T. Garcia.

At 2:32 a.m, Lee allegedly was traveling northbound on Garey Avenue, south of Lexington Avenue, when his white 2011 BMW struck an unidentified bicyclist.

Paramedics were called and treated the bicyclist at the scene.

The man, described to be in his 40s or 50s, was transported to the hospital, where he died of his injuries.

“Evidence at the collision led officers to suspect Lee was under the influence of alcohol while driving,” Garcia said.

via DUI Suspect Kills Bicyclist In Pomona « CBS Los Angeles.

Naperville, Ill.: Two killed when car drives into Naperville lake | voices.suntimes.com

Police say a man was drunk when he drove into a west suburban lake early Saturday, killing two passengers in the car.

About 2 a.m., emergency crews responded to the intersection of Aurora Avenue and Eagle Street in Naperville, where a 2007 Chevrolet Impala had crashed through several trees and into Quarry Lake, according to a statement from Naperville police.

The driver, 21-year-old Michael T. Szot of west suburban Geneva, got out of the car and swam to safety, but his two passengers did not escape, police said.

Mihirtej Boddupalli, of southwest suburban Lisle, and Sajaad Safiullah Syed of Naperville, were pronounced dead at Edward Hospital in Naperville, police said. Both men were 21.

Szot was arrested after being released from the hospital. He faces four charges of aggravated DUI and two counts of reckless homicide, police said. Bond information for Szot was not immediately available.

via Two killed when car drives into Naperville lake | Voices.

Yates Co., NY: Woman charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter following deadly crash | WHEC.com

Sabrina Livermore, 26, of Rome, is charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter. Police say she was leaving a wine tasting with three friends just before the crash Thursday night on Randall Cross Road in Yates County. Police say Livermore lost control at a curve, went off the road and then crossed some railroad tracks before slamming into two cars on Route 14.

Investigator Joseph Kelly, New York State Police, said, “The person responsible for this accident is not a lifelong criminal. She has a job and she has a college education. She made a poor choice that she is going to suffer the consequences for the rest of her life.”

Inside the first car were two sisters driving to Geneva to go shopping. Fifty five-year Roxan Meier, of Dundee, died on impact. The driver, 63-year-old Cleo Pollack, of Dundee, is fighting for her life at Strong Hospital.

Livermore walked away with only minor injuries.

Kelly said, “She had trauma from the accident, but no broken bones. She felt that she was okay.”

Livermore is being held at the Yates County Jail on $10,000 cash bail. She is due back in court on Wednesday.

Thirty seven-year-old Joe Morin, of Montour Falls, was in the other car that police say Livermore hit. He suffered minor injuries.

via Woman charged with DWI and vehicular manslaughter following deadly crash in Himrod, Yates County | WHEC.com.

Cleveland: 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after suspected drunk driving crash | 19actionnews.com

Dalton Power (Source: Cleveland Police)

Dalton Power

The Cleveland Division of Police Accident Investigation Unit is currently investigating a fatal two-vehicle accident that happened at 6000 Brookpark Road around 9 p.m. Thursday.

Police preliminary investigation reveals that Dalton L. Power, 40, was speeding in a Dodge Charger westbound on Brookpark while under the influence of alcohol. Police say Dalton collided with the rear of a Kia SUV, which was also traveling westbound on Brookpark. The Kia then lost control and struck a utility pole.

According to police, Power failed to remain at the scene, traveling to Brookpark and Pearl before coming to rest on a tree lawn.

Police say a male and female in the Kia were both wearing seatbelts, but were seriously injured and taken to MetroHealth Hospital. The male is confined in serious condition, but the female was pronounced dead.

The Medical Examiner has identified the female victim as Wyvies Adorno, 56, of Cleveland.

Power reported no injuries and was booked in connection with aggravated vehicular homicide and felony leaving the scene of an accident.

via 1 dead, 1 hospitalized after suspected drunk driving accident – 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports.

Sunnyvale, Calif.: Woman killed in suspected DUI crash; man arrested | mercurynews.com

A 30-year-old San Jose woman died early Friday morning in a suspected DUI crash at the Lawrence Expressway offramp of northbound Highway 101, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The woman was one of four passengers riding in a Honda Accord that went off the left shoulder of the offramp and down an embankment, according to the CHP. The woman’s name is being withheld until the Santa Clara County Coroner’s Office can notify her family.

The driver, Edwardo Jaime Jr., 34, of San Jose, was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter, according to the CHP.

The CHP initially reported that the car was being driven by the husband of the woman who died. CHP Officer Ross Lee has corrected that statement, saying the driver is not married to the woman who died.

“There was some confusion as they were trying to work the whole thing out,” Lee said.

None of the five people riding in the Honda were wearing seat belts, Lee said.The crash was reported at 1:56 a.m. The Accord took the exit at about 55 to 60 mph and the driver failed to navigate a few curves and went off the roadway.

Speed and alcohol played a factor in the rollover crash, according to the CHP.

via Sunnyvale: Woman killed in suspected DUI crash; man arrested – San Jose Mercury News.

Gilroy, Calif.: Man dies in head-on collision with drunk driver | gilroydispatch.com

A 25-year-old Gilroy man was killed in a head-on collision early Sunday after a Mountain View man drunkenly drove the wrong way on U.S. 101, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Casey Matthew Olson, 22 of Mountain View, faces potential manslaughter and DUI charges after he sideswiped two vehicles and crashed into a vehicle carrying Christian Reyes, of Gilroy, authorities said.

Olson was driving a Honda van northbound in the southbound lanes south of San Jose just before 2 a.m. when he sideswiped a tour bus and bounced off of a Honda Civic. Olson then collided with Reyes’ vehicle.

Reyes was pinned in the passenger seat and died at the scene, authorities said. The driver of Reyes’ vehicle, a 21-year-old Gilroy man, was not seriously injured.

Olson was booked into Santa Clara County Jail after being treated for broken ribs and his bail is set at $250,000.

Immediately after the wreck, a Volkswagen swerved out of the way and ended up rolling over in a roadside ditch but the driver escaped without serious injuries, authorities said. Neither the driver of the Honda Civic or the driver and 25 passengers of the tour bus were injured.

via Gilroy man dies in head-on collision with drunk driver – Gilroy Dispatch: Crime Fire Courts.

Virginia Beach, Va.: 21 year-old man killed when his car is struck by alleged drunk driver | WVEC.com

A man who was pulled off the side of the road when his car was struck by another driver had died.

State Police said in a news release that 21 year-old Tyler Carnes of Virginia Beach was driving east on I-64 when his 1998 Honda Civic experienced mechanical trouble west of the Twin Bridges and east of the I-264 interchange. He pulled his car off on the left shoulder, activated his hazard lights, and contacted AAA for assistance.

As he waited for help to arrive, a 2001 Ford Explorer ran off the road to the left and struck the Honda Civic. Police say Carnes suffered major life threatening injuries and was transported to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. The driver of the Explorer was identified as 47 year-old Robert G. Horton of Norfolk. He received only minor injuries. Horton was charged with driving under the influence, 2nd offense, and taken to Norfolk City jail where he received a $1500 secured bond.

Carnes died Friday from his injuries.

Police say they’ll present the case to the Commonwealth’s Attorney to determine if further charges are warranted.

via 21 year-old man killed when his car is struck by allegedly drunk driver in Virginia Beach | WVEC.com Norfolk – Hampton Roads.