Indiana: DUI charges pending fatal crash caused by wrong-way Michael Gann in head-on crash

Preliminary evidence at the scene indicated that the driver of the Jeep Grand Cherokee was travelling the wrong way southbound in the northbound lanes of University Parkway prior to the collision. A Sheriff’s Office reconstructionist was called to the scene and the crash remains under investigation. Preliminary evidence has confirmed alcohol to have been a factor in the crash.

Wrong way driver suspected of being DUI when causing fatal crash on March 15, 2015 in Vanderburgh County Indiana.

Indiana: Vanderburgh Sheriff Dave Wedding reports three booze-cruise crashes in one night; charges pending in all three starting with Caleb Lannan getting a shed-in-one!

The third accident occurred at 2:20 am. Randall McCandless of Gentryville, Indiana drove his Chevrolet Camaro off the roadway and into a water reservoir near Rusher Creek Drive and Hwy 41. Mr. McCandless and two passengers were able to crawl out of the reservoir and walk to a nearby business prior to the Sheriff’s Office being notified. The driver and one passenger were transported to the hospital for non life-threatening injuries. Tire marks were located leading from the roadway to the water’s edge. The vehicle was completely submerged and arrangements are being made to recover it.

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Oregon: State Police DUI manslaughter charges pending for Billroy Durham for killing Patricia Kuykendall

Durham is being treated for his injuries; however as a result of the investigation, Mr. Durham is expected to be charged with Manslaughter in the First Degree, Assault in the Second Degree, Assault in the Third Degree, Reckless Driving, and DUII- Controlled Substances.

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California: Vernon Lee Simon charged with DUI murder in death of driver he hit in Redding; prior DUI on record

Simon was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for complaint of pain. A Drug Recognition Expert with the Redding Police Department examined Simon at the hospital and determined he was driving under the influence of drugs. Simon was determined to be on probation for a prior DUI with injury arrest in 2011 and was driving on a suspended license.

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New York: Linden NJ Police Officer Pedro Abad had 2 prior DUI’s before crash in Staten Island that killed Officer Frank Viggiano and friend Joe Rodriguez

Hours before the crash, Abad had posted a photo on his Instagram page of three shot glasses filled with what he identified as “Jack Daniels Fire on the house.” Investigators have applied for a warrant to test Abad’s blood-alcohol level

Linden Police kept Officer Pedro Abad on the job in spite of two DUI arrests prior to killing two in fatal DUI

California: DUI arrest for Leah Wilson on the 1st day of Spring by La Quinta Police Department

On Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 2:10 A.M. the Coachella Police Department responded to the area of Vista Del Norte and Dillon Road, Coachella reference a non-injury traffic collision. The driver, Elizabeth Hart, 53 years old of Indian Wells was traveling eastbound on Vista Del Norte approaching Dillon Road, when she collided with another vehicle. The driver of the second vehicle fled the scene, prior to officer’s arrival. Hart was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol/ and or drugs.

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Louisiana: State Troopers charged Corey J. Newton with DWI hit and run death of Brittany L. Harris in St. James Parish crash

The initial investigation by State Police revealed that the crash occurred as 24 year old Corey J. Newton of Gramercy was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima eastbound on LA Hwy 3125 approaching LA Hwy 3213. At the same time, Harris was driving a 2007 Dodge Charger northbound on LA Hwy 3213 approaching LA Hwy 3125. As both vehicles approached the traffic light controlled intersection, Newton entered the intersection on a red light. As a result the Nissan struck the Dodge on the driver’s side, causing the Dodge to leave the roadway and strike a utility pole.

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Washington: Matthew James Haygood charged with killing Todd Morose; fled and hid afterwards

Haygood hid in the woods for four hours. When he returned to the scene, he said he had been “wandering around the woods for hours calling for help.” Haygood told officers that he borrowed the truck from a neighbor so he could pick up some wood pallets. He then went to a friend’s house and drank before getting behind the wheel. Toxicology results are pending.

Matthew James Haygood, charged with DUI murder after crashing head-on into family and then fled like a coward.

Colorado: Aurora Police report pending charges of two counts of DUI homicide after-bar-crowd mayhem

Aurora Police Lieutenant Michael A. McClelland reports that the late night bar crowd was a real killer on city streets early on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Drivers leaving bars became entangled leaving one dead and an innocent motorist also dead. One man is in a hospital and faces charges of two counts of DUI homicide.

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