To the Editor:
“Toxicology reports indicated both Michael Korenchuk and his wife Rachel were legally intoxicated when an alleged drunk driver rear-ended them at Glen and Sheridan in Peoria.
Both had alcohol levels twice the legal limit, and both had cocaine in their systems.”
I understand that the Korenchuk’s paid the ultimate price but if you’re going to report the story, then report the all of the facts. Someone with your website felt it was important to state that the third driver involved was intoxicated, so you might as well also report the fact that both of the Korenchuk’s were legally intoxicated (twice the legal limit) and under the influence of cocaine at the time of the accident.
(Editor’s Note: thank you for providing the above information. On that night, at that intersection, it appears that all those on the road
Roy Ray Warren charged with killing his buddy in DUI rollover
From Travelers Rest Tribune
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. – One man is dead and another is in jail after a single car collision on Tigerville Road in Travelers Rest.
Eddie Davis, 47, of Greenville, was a passenger in a vehicle that ran off the road and rolled over around 3 a.m. Sunday. He died at the scene, according to the coroner.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol has charged the driver, 56-year-old Roy Ray Warren, with felony driving under the influence. ….MORE
Steve Kennedy, who was killed by a drunk Army sergeant out for a night of boozing.
Kennedy was acting as a designated driver for his firends when he was killed.
Attorney for killer cited his war record when asking for light sentence
WOODBURY — Steve Kennedy headed out into the evening to drive home a few friends who had too much to drink. His good deed cost the 29-year-old Runnemede man his life.
Friday, the man who slammed into Kennedy’s Nissan sedan along Route 41 in Deptford Township on March 19, 2011 was sentenced to six years in prison.
Rene A. Berben, 26, an Army sergeant who served 17 months in Afghanistan, had previously admitted to downing “10 or more” drinks at Taylor’s bar in Monroe Township before getting behind the wheel of his Ford pickup truck. Berben drove approximately 10 miles before slamming into Kennedy’s car near
the Deptford Kmart. ….MORE
Mark Untiedt charged with tying one on!
From Fox 21 News
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLO. — A drunk driver who Colorado Springs Police officers said was speeding crashed his car into a guardrail, catching it on fire Sunday morning.
Officers said 55-year-old Mark Untiedt crashed his car around 10:30 a.m. while exiting I-25 onto the eastbound Highway 24 ramp. …MORE
From CBS 2 New York
Police said that a drunken driver going the wrong wayon a Long Island road crashed head-on into a police car late on Saturday night. Two officers were hurt.
One of the Suffolk County police officers remained hospitalized on Sunday with a cut on his head, in addition to back and shoulder injuries. The other officer has been released from a hospital after being treated for back, neck and shoulder injuries….MORE
A call about a drunk driver turns into multiple felony arrest in Allen County.
It happened on Macedonia Road around 8:20 last night.
A Kentucky State Police trooper saw the driver and attempted to stop him.
The Ford pick up truck driven by 65-year-old James Brooks crashed into the police cruiser.
The trooper then arrested Brooks for drunk driving.
Police say Brooks became belligerent …MORE
FRESNO, Calif.—California Highway Patrol investigators said Monday they think a drunken driver was responsible for a wrong-way collision that killed four people on a Central Valley highway a day earlier.
“You’d have to be pretty drunk not to see the warning signs, to not be able to see traffic coming at you,” said CHP spokesman Obed Macias, who added that toxicology reports are pending.
A 40-year-old Modesto man was driving his pickup north in the southbound lanes of Highway 99 in Merced County on Sunday evening, going as fast as 80 mph, before colliding head-on with a vehicle carrying six people, reports said.
The other vehicle was traveling about 70 mph. It flipped onto its roof and came to rest in the center median.
“You’re looking at an impact over 140 mph,” Macias said. “That’s devastating for both vehicles.” …MORE
From Levittown Patch
Police have arrested Matthew A. Carter of Bristol Township for vehicular homicide and DUI for an accident on Route 13 last weekend.
Last Sunday two people were killed when a speeding Cadillac hit their car from behind, and pushed it off the Route 13 and down an embankment, according to police.
Police say the driver of the Cadillac, Matthew A. Carter, 29, of Bristol Township, was drunk with a blood alcohol level of .22 percent, more than twice the legal limit, Phillyburbs.com reports. And after the crash, the speedometer on Carter’s car was stuck at 110 mph.
Paul Labranche., 46, a Mercer County corrections officer, and his passenger, 45-year-old Confesora Rosario of New York City, were killed …MORE
From Post Bulliten
Austin has its very own “DWI Enforcer All-Star.”
Austin police officer Jeff McCormack was named last month as one of the state’s 31 top DWI enforcers. He was one of 16 recognized as Greater Minnesota All-Stars.
It was the fifth DWI Enforcer All-Star squad, presented by the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Office of Traffic Safety. All-stars were selected for outstanding service in enforcement and in prosecution of impaired driving. They were honored at a Minnesota Twins game a couple weeks ago.
McCormack was recognized at the July 2 Austin City Council meeting. He has worked the night shift for more than 15 years and for his career he’s made between 800 and 900 DWI arrests, said Austin Police Capt. David McKichan. In the past 10 years, McCormack has made about 540 DWI arrests and 43 in 2011 alone, McKichan said.
“Within our county, Jeff is responsible for one out of every six DWI arrests, which is a phenomenal number,” McKichan said. “Jeff’s very attuned, he’s very good at it. He has a great eye for the impaired driver.” ….MORE