California: Santa Paula Officer Kimberley Hemminger dead when Officer Christopher Blankenship crashed; he is charged with felony DUI

This is a fact for adults to face as well as teens: Ride with a drunk and buy a ticket to your own funeral!

A 33-year-old Santa Paula police officer killed Sunday in an off-duty DUI crash died of blunt-force neck injuries, officials said Tuesday.
Kimberley Hemminger’s death was ruled accidental, said Craig Stevens, a senior deputy Ventura County medical examiner.
Her friend, Christopher Blankenship, a Santa Paula volunteer reserve police officer, was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI and vehicular manslaughter after the crash on a private paved road near Santa Paula.
Blankenship was booked intoVentura County jail and released from jail Monday morning on $50,000 bail, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office reported. He is scheduled to appear in court Friday.  …..MORE
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