A deputy at the scene wrote in the arrest records, “Sgarlata had slurred speech with a heavy odor of alcohol coming from his breath. Sgarlata was unsteady on his feet and was found with his pants unbuckled and shirt unbuttoned. Mr. Sgarlata admitted to drinking 5 glasses of wine before the crash.”
On Friday, as he pleaded guilty, he told the judge that was “the best way to put all this behind us.”
But that’s not so simple a task for the victims family.
“[I] just take it a day at a time, and just kind of see what they would want me to do,” said Leia Wrenn’s daughter Tonya Adkins outside the Leesburg courthouse Friday morning.
A 16-year-old Brooklyn Center boy clung to life for days before dying after a suspected drunken driver, without a valid license, fled one crash on a north-metro highway and ran into the teen’s car down the road moments later, authorities said.
Jason F. McCarthy, of Brooklyn Center, remained in North Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday after his family posted on CaringBridge over the weekend that “the injuries to Jason during the impact of the accident were too much for him to survive. Jason is currently on life support so family can get here and say goodbye.”
Michael Cieslak of Washington DC was traveling on Snow Hill Road in a 2006 Mercedes when he failed to maintain control of the vehicle. The Mercedes left the roadway and struck a utility pole. Cieslak was treated on scene, but troopers noted evidence of impairment. Cieslak failed field sobriety testing and was placed under arrest. He was transported back to the Berlin Barrack, and he agreed to take an evidentiary breath test yielding a result of 0.17 grams of alcohol per 210 ml of breath. Any breath sample of 0.08 or above is deemed to be impaired in the State of Maryland.
Oregon State Police report that a White City man is facing a DUII charge following Monday evening’s injury crossover traffic crash on Interstate 5 in the Medford area.
On July 28, 2014 at approximately 8:17 p.m., a Chevrolet Tahoe driven by ROBERT PILAND, age 45, from White City, was northbound on Interstate 5 near milepost 30 when it traveled over the center median into the southbound lanes. The driver of a southbound commercial truck attempted to stop but couldn’t avoid the Tahoe before both were involved in a head-on collision.
Two roll-over crashes, about two hours apart, were influenced by drivers who were intoxicated. A passenger in one of the vehicles seriously injured an arm. Both drivers were arrested.
On Friday, July 18, 2014, at about 4:06 p.m., deputies responded to a report of a roll-over crash near 32380 NW Hornecker Rd. in unincorporated Washington County near the City of Cornelius. The driver, 26-year-old Wert Russert from Hillsboro, lost control of his 2003 Chevy pick up truck and left the roadway. The truck rolled at least once and came to rest on its wheels. Fire crews had to cut off the top of the truck in order to remove the passenger, a 17-year-old male. The passenger was transported to Emanuel hospital with an injured arm.
SILVER SPRING, MD. — 07/02/2014 — A Montgomery County Police Officer was struck by a vehicle on the Beltway Tuesday afternoon by a suspected drunk driver.
The officer was directing traffic after a multiple-vehicle crash near Georgia Avenue in Silver Spring when he was struck by a 58-year-old Baltimore man
A Norton man accused of causing a deadly crash back in April is now facing more serious charges.
Nicholas Salvo, 23, was indicted on a charge of manslaughter by motor vehicle, according to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office.
Police said Salvo was speeding when he ran a red light and crashed into another car on Route 140 in Mansfield
New Mexico State Police report that on Saturday June 28, 2014, atapproximately 6:11 pm; Roswell State Police Dispatch was notified of a New Mexico State Police officer being struck by an intoxicated male driver while on a traffic stop.
The location of the stop was near the intersection of Navajo and US 62 in Hobbs, New Mexico.
Officer Carlos Verdugo was air transported to University Medical Center in Lubbock, Texas, in critical condition. When the collision occurred, Officer Verdugo was in his police vehicle. Officer Verdugo has been on the Department for a year and a half.
The female driver that was stopped was transported by ambulance with non life threatening injuries.
The intoxicated male subject has been identified as Jason Allred,
Oregon State Police (OSP) is continuing the investigation after finding several pounds of marijuana at the scene of Friday morning’s injury traffic crash on Interstate 5 south of Eugene.
On May 30, 2014 at approximately 4:50 a.m., OSP troopers, local fire personnel and ODOT responded to a scene of an injury traffic crash involving a sport utility vehicle and commercial truck blocking the northbound lanes of Interstate 5 near milepost 190. Upon arrival they found a Jeep Cherokee on its top and marijuana spilled onto the roadway and inside the overturned Jeep.
According to the Anne Arundel County Police Department, on May 20, 2014, at approximately 12:35 a.m., officers from the Southern District responded to the area of Central Avenue near Loch Haven Road in Edgewater for a reported overturned single vehicle crash. Charges of DUI for the driver await her release from a hospital.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the Toyota Camry was traveling eastbound on Central Avenue near Loch Haven Road when the 18-year-old female driver lost control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to skid, rotate 180 degrees into a ditch and overturn onto its roof.
The driver, identified as Sienna Lee Brandhorst, 18, of Edgewater, Maryland