Police said Wheeler has an extensive history of alcohol arrests including being charged with DUI just five days before killing Mieczkowski.
Oregon: Portland Police nabbed Matthew J. Nelson for DUI-Pot after he critically injured another driver and then beat feet – followed by witnesses
He was arrested and charged by troopers with Vehicular Assault 2nd Degree, Careless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and No Proof of Motor Vehicle Insurance.
World F. McGuire was charged with: fleeing or evading police 1st degree, motor vehicle, operating motor vehicle under influence of alc/drugs aggr circumstances 1st degree, fleeing or evading police 2nd degree on foot, reckless driving, criminal trespassing 3rd degree, failure to or improper signal, failure to produce insurance card, burglary 3rd degree
The Advocate reports that Sheri McElveen has been convicted of DWI a 2nd time in Baton Rouge stemming from an arrest in 2012.
You might remember McElveen from 2002 when she was convicted of running over and killing a toddler who was being pushed in a stroller on College Drive.
The driver of the pick-up was identified as Scott Charles Hampton, age 56 of Palm Desert, who was determined to be under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. No one was injured as a result of the collision and the roadway remained open during the investigation. Hampton was arrested and booked into the jail located in the city of Indio for suspicion of driving under the influence. Alcohol was determined to be a factor in the collision.