An 18-year-old who was allegedly drunk driving after escaping a juvenile detention center escapee is accused of killing family members and injuring two others in an auto accident. His blood alcohol content was reported to be 0.12 percent, well above the legal limit of 0.08.
Police reports indicate that the teen and his passenger were injured when the vehicle they were in rear-ended a Chevy van carrying seven people. The force of the impact flipped the van, killing five of the occupants. The van’s driver and a 15-year-old boy were the only survivors. Despite the teen’s lawyer indication that he would plead not guilty, the boy had reportedly admitted to police he was behind the wheel at the time of the accident. In the front and back seat investigators found several bottles of beer.
The teen was subsequently charged with DUI causing substantial injury or death, plus two misdemeanor charges —- driving without a license and failing to slow down. According to his criminal defense attorney, the teen plans to plead not guilty, as there may be some issue as to whether or not he was driving at the time of the accident. In the meantime, he is being held on $3.5 million bail and is in isolated, protective custody in jail. His attorney indicated that his client was praying for the five people killed in the accident.
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