DUI Suspect Kills Boy

DUI Suspect

DUI Suspect – A three year old boy was killed by a driver who was allegedly under the influence.  Here are the facts of the case so far:

  • The accident happen shortly after 6 p.m. on Sunday May 20th, 2018 near South Figueroa and West 92nd street
  • Boy was walking ahead of his mother down the street
  • Driver lost control of the car and jumped the curb hitting the boy and trapping him under the car
  • Driver try to put the car in reverse cause further damage to the boy
  • Witnesses at the scene of the crime prevented the driver from fleeing the scene
  • The driver appeared to be very intoxicated
  • Boy was taken to  the local hospital where he was later pronounced dead
  • Driver was arrested for driving under the influence
  • GoFundMe page has been setup to help the family
  • Mother is 3 month pregnant

Possible Other Charges

Although it is not certain but given the details so far the driver may also be charged with the following:

  • Vehicular manslaughter
  • Hit-and-Run

This is such an sad and unfortunate situation that could have been totally avoided.  In this day and age no one should be driving while under the influence especially with the availability of phone applications such as Uber and Lyft.

DUI Statistics for 2016

  • Over ten thousand individuals died of alcohol related automobile accidents
  • Drunk driving represented approximately 28% of all traffic related fatalities
  • Over one million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of narcotics or alcohol
  • Non alcoholic related motor vehicle crashes accounts for 16 percent of all crashes
  • There is an increasing amount of drivers using Marijuana
  • 13% of weekend and night-time drivers have Marijuana in their system
  • Having Marijuana in your system increases the likelihood of an accident by 25 percent

Facts for 2016 were taken from the CDC

 

 

DUI Suspect

DUI Suspect

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