California: Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Silva, laid to rest; was mowed down by heroin junkie Alexander Yohn who was boozing and popping pills

 

Marine Lance Cpl Silva funeral Courtesy KGO San Francisco

Marine Lance Cpl Silva funeral Courtesy KGO San Francisco

From KGO
UNION CITY, Calif. (2014-04-05) — A funeral for a U.S. Marine lance corporal from Union City who had  served in Afghanistan before he was killed in a crash last month was held Friday.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Andrew Silva, 23, was fatally struck in a  DUI hit-and-run crash in Fremont on March 25.
Alexander Yohn, 23, of Emeryville, was arrested and charged with  murder along with vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence and leaving  the scene of an accident in connection with the fatal crash.
Silva, who had returned in February from active duty, was riding a  motorcycle when he was struck by Yohn, who was driving a Mini Cooper through  the intersection of Fremont ….MORE

Alexander Yohn admitted drinking five whiskeys and taking prescription drugs to deal with his heroin addiction before plowing his Mini Cooper into Marine on bike

Alexander Yohn admitted drinking five whiskeys and taking prescription drugs to deal with his heroin addiction before plowing his Mini Cooper into Marine on bike

Another heart-breaking story about a man who chose to become a heroin addict…and killed another
From CBS
Fremont police Officer Alan Zambonin said in a probable cause statement that Yohn admitted after he was arrested that he had consumed at least five Jameson whiskey drinks before driving the Mini Cooper and that he had been at two bars in Fremont prior to the accident.
Yohn also admitted that after he left the second bar he had no recollection of what happened until he awoke at a hospital, according to Zambonin.
In addition, Yohn said he is a recovering heroin addict and an alcoholic and that he takes a prescription drug every day to control his heroin addiction, Zambonin said.
The officer said Yohn “admitted that he should not be drinking an alcoholic beverage while taking the prescription drug due to the side effect of the interaction of both drugs. …MORE

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