The impact of the collision caused the white compact to burst into flames, trapping all three of the occupants. Good Samaritans were able to pull an adult female trapped in the white compact from the wreckage; however, she sustained serious burns and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.
The driver of the white compact and an additional passenger in that vehicle tragically succumbed to their injuries on scene. Their identity is being withheld and will be released at a later time by the Kern County Coroner’s Office.
The driver of the green Ford, identified as Dontrell Collins, 29, of Bakersfield was determined to be driving under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision. He was taken into custody and subsequently booked into the Kern County Jail for felony drunken driving resulting in injury or death and vehicular manslaughter.
Preliminary investigation indicates the driver of the motorcycle, 2014 Harley Davidson, was traveling north on Route 5 when it struck the rear of a 1996 Ford dump truck being operated by Robert Dade of Mechanicsville. The dump truck had just turned left from Thompsons Corner Road onto Route 5 when the collision occurred. The driver of the motorcycle was ejected. No other injuries were reported
Chief Petty Officer Michael Padgett was reporting for duty, when the California Highway Patrol stopped him one mile from the Coast Guard gate at Yerba Buena Island.
In his report, the officer said he smelled a strong odor of alcohol. “And I noticed his eyes were red and watery and his speech was slurred,” the officer said. “As Padgett walked, I noticed he had an unsteady gait.”
Authorities said Padgett had a blood alcohol level of 0.18 on a breath test, more than twice the legal limit.
Bergen County Prosecutor John L. Molinelli announced today that the grand jury has returned criminal charges against MICHAEL P. ETTZ of Lodi in connection with a DWI crash that occurred in Lodi on April 19, 2014. Specifically, ETTZ was indicted for 2nd degree Aggravated Assault; 3rd degree Assault by Auto While DWI; and 3rd degree Leaving the Scene of a Motor Vehicle Accident Resulting in Serious Bodily Injury to Another. ETTZ’s total exposure on these charges is a maximum of 15 years.
As a result of a cooperative investigation conducted by members of Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office Fatal Accident Investigation Unit (FAIU) and the Ridgefield Police Department it was determined that at approximately 1:30 a.m., on July 24, 2014, AMMAR was driving north in the right hand lane of Broad Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle, mounted the sidewalk, on his right hand side, and drove through two bus stop sign posts. AMMAR then drove the Honda off the sidewalk, across the roadway and traveled north in the southbound lane of Broad Avenue. AMMAR then drove over the grass median at the intersection of Broad Avenue and Edgewater Road and drove head-on into the exterior wall of a commercial business at 579 Broad Avenue. The collision scene, from the bus stop sign posts to the building where the Honda came to rest, measured approximately 1400 feet long.
Witness’ statements indicate that Mr. Lietke was walking along the roadway with a friend when he walked out onto the road and proceeded to lie down on his back in the middle of the lane. Shortly after, a vehicle traveling north avoided the subject. The driver of that vehicle stopped a short distance away and was witness to a second vehicle, which was also traveling northbound, run over Lietke. The vehicle, an Oldsmobile Pacifica, continued north on Larkin away from the scene of the accident.
Deputy was dispatched to assist Pojoaque Tribal Police who had stopped a motorist for being unable to maintain a lane of travel. Deputy arrived and administered field sobriety tests. Signs of impairment were noted and subject was arrested. Subject had a breath alcohol content of .16. Subjects vehicle was seized in accordance with county ordinance due to a prior DWI.
A Greyhound bus driver is in trouble after Volusia County deputies arrested him for driving under the influence.
It happened Sunday night; passengers on the bus called for help, saying they thought something was wrong with the driver
BOGO! Washington County deputies get two for one- While Sheriff’s Deputies were investigating the crash, at 1:13 a.m., a 2014 Ford Focus drove around the barricade that was closing the road. The Focus driver was identified as Keith E. Fuller, 28, from Eugene (left). He was arrested for DUII and lodged in the Washington County Jail.