California: Harley driver killed passenger in crash; DUI listed as factor; Christmas DUI patrols round up boozing drivers – According to Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at 12:57 AM, officers from the San Jacinto Police Department responded to a fatal traffic collision at the intersection of State Street and Seventh Street in San Jacinto.
The initial investigation indicated a Harley Davidson motorcycle was traveling behind a Honda Civic, northbound on State Street.
The Harley Davidson collided into the rear of the Honda, causing the motorcycle rider and passenger to be ejected from the motorcycle.
CRIMORA, VA. — A woman was killed in a DUI crash and the driver charged on Dec. 18, in Augusta County, Virginia, report the Virginia State Police.
At 1:42 p.m. Thursday (Dec. 18), Virginia State Police Sr. Trooper D.C. Brydge responded to a single-vehicle crash in the Augusta County community of Crimora. The crash occurred on Route 340, approximately one mile north of Route 612.
On Nov. 24, 2014, James ran a stop sign near the Washington State Fairgrounds in Puyallup and struck Renz. When police arrived, James’ eyes appeared “watery and bloodshot,” and she admitted to taking an anti-depressant and smoking marijuana prior to driving. A drug recognition expert examined James and determined that she was “impaired and unable to operate a motor vehicle safely.” James’ blood samples were sent to the Washington State Patrol’s Toxicology Lab for analysis. Results are pending.
Happy Valley, Ore. – The Clackamas County Sheriff’s Office reports that the driver of a SUV that hit two motorcycles, killing one of the riders, on Hwy 212 and SE 142nd on May 13, 2014 was indicted for several crimes.
After an investigation by the Happy Valley Police Department Adam Lee Schuler, 43, of Milwaukie was indicted by the Clackamas County Grand Jury for Manslaughter II, Driving under the Influence of Intoxicants, and Reckless Endangering.
Preliminary investigation revealed a black Audi TT was driving westbound on Central Avenue when it crossed the centerline and struck a silver Toyota Yaris head-on.
The 60-year-old female driver of the Yaris, Marie Elaine Higgs, was declared dead at the scene by fire department paramedics.
Maryland: State Police Prince Frederick Barrack reports DUI arrests for Dec. 15, 2014; cab = $25, lawyer = $10,000