He came to the attention of police when “
a state trooper spotted him driving with his right-side wheels on the shoulder of the road“. People, this is the drifting behavior so often exhibited by drunk or distracted drivers that so often kills or injures bicyclists during so-called “motorist overtaking” errors. Continue reading AZ Lawmaker arrested: susp of ext dui
12/6/2018 ~ 6:30pm.
52nd St & Broadway, Tempe.The driver Jaquin Gurulee, 29, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of manslaughter and DUI.Historical footnote, a bicyclist was killed at this intersection 2/2/20116. In the 2016 incident, police say the bicyclist traveling along Broadway Rd and disregarded a signal.
Continue reading Police ID bicyclist hit, killed by vehicle in Tempe; DUI suspected
DPS (white SUV) stopped this reckless driver in Flagstaff
DUI drivers remain a serious threat to
every road user, whether you walk, or jog, or ride a bike or ride a motorcycle, or drive a car. SSTI recently published a good review of related research on the occasion of Utah being the first US state to lower per se limit to 0.05 BAC.
The latest gem is a driver who initially came to the attention of police when they “began receiving calls reporting a
reckless driver in a Nissan Rogue and nearly striking several vehicles along Milton Road in Flagstaff.” Police stopped the vehicle but the driver fled, ending up going wrong way on I-40. This is on a Saturday (11/17/2018) afternoon around 3:30pm. traveling on the sidewalk Continue reading Wrong-way driver arrested: DUI susp
10/11/2018 Thursday “morning”; victim 71 y.o. bicyclist Rick Ellwanger
Driver arrested suspected impairment. Wrong-way; hit-and-run; additional pedestrian victims.
On Friday afternoon police identified the suspect as
20-year-old Yanibra Moreno saying she’s being held on susp of 2nd degree murder and leaving the scene.
Continue reading Wrong-way driver kills bicyclist on A-mountain
9/23/2018 9:30am pedestrian 48 y.o. male Dana Machado was killed when a driver drove onto the sidewalk where the victim was walking his dog. Police arrested driver Richard Cruz on susp of DUI and are awaiting tox results.
Continue reading Driver jumps curb, kills Mesa man on sidewalk
; we rarely hear about any of these unless the person has some sort of celebrity, or tens of thousands of DUI arrests every year in Arizona unless they kill some people; examples of either case aren’t hard to find. Impaired drivers continue to account for a significant fraction of traffic fatalities ( 24% in 2016) amounting to hundreds of deaths in Arizona alone; victims are the drivers themselves, other drivers, passengers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. Continue reading DUI and the beat goes on…
ped fatality in apt complex; victim 3 yo girl. Occurred in the parking lot of apartment complex near University Drive and Rural Road around 2 p.m. June 25, 2018
It’s been widely noted that
AZ has a growing and worsening ped traffic fatality “problem”; fortunately this one doesn’t count (yes, this is sarcasm, but nevertheless true)… because it happened in a private lot, it’s non-traffic and as such doesn’t count as a traffic fatality; DUI or otherwise. (similar to e.g. little Daylin Garcia Enos who was killed in a Tucson apt complex parking lot by a backing UPS truck)
Continue reading Toddler killed in Tempe parking lot
Baseline and 7th Street, Phoenix.
6/24/2018 around 4pm
Baseline near 7th st, Phoenix.
probable cause statement:
The defendant was operating a motor vehicle in the area of 700 E Baseline road where he was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of Baseline Road. The def proceeded eastbound through the intersection of 7th street in the westbound curb lane of Baseline Road where he drove up onto the sidewalk along the north side of baseline road and struck the victim
WHO WAS WALKING ON THE SIDEWALK…
Continue reading More sidewalk driving
5/8/2018 1:36pm Buffalo Soldier Trail just south of Garden Ave.
Bicyclist 71-year old David Alva was killed. The driver was arrested.
No particulars were given about the crash; I inferred the bicyclist was struck from behind. The road there is wide multi-laned, divided, arterial in addition to wide bike lanes.
Continue reading Driver arrested in Sierra Vista bicyclist fatality
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
12/1/2017 ~ 1:30pm A SB driver
19th Ave near Broadway, Phoenix for unknown reasons crossed over NB lanes and up on the sidewalk, killing 13 y.o. Cordell Gooch
Police say there were “early indications that the driver showed signs of impairment”
Continue reading 13-year-old boy struck, killed on sidewalk in south Phoenix by susp impaired driver