5 hurt when SUV slams into Glendale Restaurant

photo: abc15.com
photo: abc15.com

5/25/2015, evening. This will be most likely a  so-called “non-traffic” crash because it appears to have begun in the private parking lot — so these injuries don’t “count”. Several serious, including one in critical condition with a head injury, and another with a partially severed leg. All pedestrians who were waiting outside for a table when an SUV driver somehow jumped the sidewalk and rammed into them while parking. Glendale police say they are investigating impairment and a driver’s surgical boot for possible causes.

abc15.com: 5 hurt when SUV slams into Oregano’s in Glendale

Looks like another job for the storefrontcrashexpert.com

 

Arrest and aftermath

According to the police report, the driver had two vodka drinks at a bar before the crash, and two beers right after the crash.

Glendale Police say 58-year-old Frank Kitko Junior was driving under the influence when he drove his sport-utility-vehicle into two people and took out a portion of a wall at the restaurant.

Police say Kitko even admitted he shouldn’t have been behind the wheel. Fox10

Criminal Case

Frank G Kitko, Jr — Maricopa County Superior court CR2015-002647; Case minutes. The case appears to grinding steadily on as of June 2016…

The charge is  §13-1204A2 (F3) AGG ASLT-DEADLY WPN/DANG INST. This would presumably have to sentenced as a “dangerous” offense meaning a conviction would have to mean significant prison time.

Motions by the state indicate allegations of previous felony convictions (possibly out-of-state?) There is another case pending against defendant in MCSC as noted below —

STATE’S ALLEGATION OF PRIOR FELONY CONVICTION PURSUANT TO A.R.S. § 13-703 or A.R.S. § 13-704
NOTE: STATE’S ALLEGATION OF AGGRAVATING CIRCUMSTANCES
NOTE: STATE’S ALLEGATION OF MULTIPLE OFFENSES NOT COMMITTED ON THE SAME OCCASION PURSUANT TO A.R.S. § 13-703 OR A.R.S. § 13-704
NOTE: STATE’S ALLEGATION OF HISTORICAL PRIORS
NOTE: STATE’S ALLEGATION OF HISTORICAL PRIOR CONVICTIONS UPON CONVICTION IN A CURRENTLY PENDING CASE
NOTE: STATE’S ALLEGATION OF FELONY COMMITTED WHILE ON RELEASE/ ENHANCED SENTENCING PURSUANT TO A.R.S § 13-708(D)

There’s a 2014 case still pending (as of June 2016) CR-2014130769 for Impersonating a Peace Officer, F6 ( the least serious class of felony).

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