Ohio: 5 On Your Side maps N. E. Ohio’s deadliest DUI crash zones; Cuyahoga leads the state in booze crash deaths

CLEVELAND – An exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation analyzed thousands of DUI accidents over ten counties and reveals Northeast Ohio’s deadliest DUI crash zones.

Relying on crash data obtained from the Ohio Department of Public Safety, our investigation mapped every alcohol related crash from 2009 through 2013.

We found 17,454 alcohol related crashes that included 449 deaths and 7,665 injuries throughout Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit and Tuscarawas counties.

Ohio's deadliest DUI zone ABC 5 map

California: Santa Ana Police report one killed by DUI driver Herbert Granados Caldron who ran red light in his Lexus; 5 injured

The driver of the Lexus was found to be driving his vehicle under the influence of alcohol. He was also driving on a suspended license and his license had been previously suspended for DUI.

Santa Ana Calif. Police report one killed by DUI driver Herbert Granados Caldron. Photo courtesy of ABC 7 Los Angeles

Washington: State Patrol report arrest of Orlan W. Knuth on hit and run fatal after flattening Joshua Lee ending a night of boozing and fighting

Knuth, a friend/neighbor of Lee admitted that the two were together the night of collision and had been drinking beer at a local bar. Sometime during the night Knuth and Lee became separated after getting into a verbal argument. Knuth told investigators that he didn’t remember much about the evening but did remember hitting something while driving home but thought it was a guardrail or post.

Orlan Knuth in court KREM

Virginia: Jose Osmin Lizama busted for DUI after he struck Prince William officer directing traffic around fatal crash scene

On October 21st at 9:51PM, a Prince William County police officer was directing traffic in the area of Horner

Rd and Occoquan Rd in Woodbridge (22191) related to the fatal crash on Jefferson Davis Hwy. As the officer was controlling the intersection, a driver of a vehicle, identified as the accused, proceeded through the intersection and clipped the officer. The accused remained at the scene and was determined to be under the influence of alcohol. Following the investigation, the accused was subsequently arrested. The officer was

Jose is a two-fisted drinker

Illinois: Judge sends Jamie Webb to prison for 14 years for DUI murder of Michael Collins

Webb’s car was traveling over 130 mph when it slammed into the car in which Collins was a passenger at the intersection of Main and Empire streets in Bloomington, according to police.

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California: Gary Hunt jailed on DUI homicide charge; 10-year-old killed in crash, family injured

Police have identified a suspected drunk driver in a three-vehicle crash that killed a 10-year-old boy in Anaheim on Saturday night.

Anaheim police said 41-year-old Gary S. Hunt of Orange was behind the wheel of a black pickup truck that rear-ended a silver Toyota Camry carrying a family of five just before midnight near Euclid Street and La Palma Avenue.

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Illinois: Dan P. Polites II didn’t learn much from killing Timothy S. Frazier in teenage booze cruise; now he is all grown up and nailed for DUI again

BELLEVILLE — Dan P. Polites II, who pleaded guilty as a juvenile to charges involving a drunken-driving fatality more than five years ago, has again been charged with DUI.
Polites, 22, of O’Fallon, was arrested Friday about 1:40 a.m. on Carlyle Avenue by Major James Lay of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department. Polites got his license back on Feb. 27, after it was suspended for the previous DUI conviction.
He is the son of Dan Polites, a golf professional and O’Fallon City Council member who ran for state representative.

Dan Polites DUI killer

New Mexico: Alfredo Alaniz busted for selling beer to teens who killed in DWI crash; Vanessa Rodriguez faces DWI homicide

Sheriff’s deputies were sent to a traffic collision around 7 p.m. near the intersection of Canal Road and Castaneda Road.

They found a 2003 GMC truck, reportedly driven by 16-year-old Vanessa Rodriguez, and a 2002 Hyundai Sonata driven by 32-year-old Elida Garcia.

Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene and a passenger in her vehicle, 50-year-old Maria Granados, was transported to an El Paso hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Vanessa Rodriquez faces charges of DWI homicide after she killed while drunk driving. She is 16 and may spend years in prison.