Monday, October 20, 2014

Alleged Drunk Driver Finally Kills

From today's Albuquerque Journal.  Not sure anyone is re-introducing HB12/68/etc.....Just as Clarence finally got his wings, hopefully Gabriella will finally get her bars.

Dead motorcyclist ID’d; car driver had prior charges

Court records identify Steve Reider, 54, as the man killed early Saturday when a speeding car slammed into his motorcycle in a suspected drunken driving crash at Montgomery and Eubank NE.

Albuquerque police arrested Gabrielle Erin Moya, 20, on charges of vehicular homicide and aggravated driving while intoxicated in connection with the 2:50 a.m. accident. Moya remained in the Metropolitan Detention Center on Sunday in lieu of $200,000 cash or surety bond, according to jail records. 

Moya also faces charges from a drunken driving arrest last month.

Moya was arrested Sept. 20 on charges of aggravated DWI and failure to yield right of way, court records show. She was released on bond after an Oct. 8 hearing.


Steve A said...

I think we all see stories that haunt us. Mine is where an impaired motorist ran down two cyclists on a sunny morning on a residential street after a night of drinking and marijuana usage. He got released on $50K bail and plea bargained a two-year sentence. One of his lawyers was a State Senator. Later his dad wrote Perry to oppose a three-foot passing bill.

Khal said...

Its gotten to the point where I just don't want to be on the road at those hours. Even in the pickup truck.

John Greene said...

This is such a shame, especially considering the driver's history. Very sad and it does make you feel extra-cautious on the road.

Kim Hunter said...

It’s always heartbreaking to read news like that. People are getting hurt, or lose their own or love one’s life because of their recklessness on the road. I hope that these types of news will serve as a lesson to all, to be more careful and responsible on the road. Thanks for sharing.

Kim E. Hunter

Hubert Singleton said...

Verdicts may appear to be unfair at times, and it’s sad that people have to go through this unfortunate events. This is a tragic event, and cases such as these should be given much attention – given the rising occurence of such incidents recently. Thanks for sharing this with us, Khal.

Hubert Singleton @ RDF Attorney

Modesto Culbertson said...

That is quite a tragic incident. Though the number of vehicular accidents have diminished over the years, the numbers are still shockingly high. Anyway, I hope this post will serve as a reminder that this should no longer be tolerated. Thanks for sharing this with us, Khal. Take care!

Modesto Culbertson @ D&Z Law Group