Orcutt was properly restrained but received fatal injuries as a result of the crash. He was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office. Impairment is suspected to be a factor in the crash. A toxicology test will be conducted by the Ascension Parish Coroner’s Office.
According to Riverside County Calif. Sheriff’s Department, at 6:48 PM, on May 1, 2014, Sheriff’s Dispatch received calls of a possible intoxicated driver that had struck several cars, on Hwy. 111 and in a private property parking lot north of Hwy. 111, in La Quinta. The suspect attempted to park his vehicle in the private property parking lot, and tried to leave the scene on foot. Witnesses kept the suspect under observation.
Bettis registered 0.00 percent on the Breathalyzer, which measures blood alcohol level.
He was taken before a magistrate, who found probable cause to issue a warrant for DWI, and then was released.
Sean Magill · Top Commenter
This is nothing unusual. There are judges who don’t like the DWI laws and will dismiss at the drop of a hat. There are lawyers who judge shop with multiple continuances until they can get to the soft-on-crime judges. Judges are elected, but most citizens don’t know what their records are. Judges are THE weakest link in the process of getting impaired drivers off the road.
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