Authorities in Bremer County filed a juvenile delinquency petition of vehicular homicide this week against a 17-year-old high school student from Clarksville for a March 21 drunk driving accident.
Sheriff’s department officers were able to determine that the young man had been drinking alcohol before driving. His impaired ability to operate a car led to a crash that killed his 18-year-old passenger and classmate.
The teenager’s lawyer refused to comment when contacted about the case.
Linn County Sheriff’s deputies responding to a call around 1 a.m. this morning found a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix crashed into a river at the 3500 block of Ellis Road in Cedar Rapids.
Police arrived to find the vehicle abandoned. They were able to identify the owner of the car from its registration papers, and after a short search located two 23-year-old women intoxicated in public.
According to the women, they were in the car when it veered off of the road, rolled over, and slid down an embankment into the river. Police were unable to determine which of the women was driving at the time.
Both of the women were sigificantly intoxicated, so either way it was a drunk driving accident.
Luckily, neither of the women were injured in the accident. This is not always the case when it comes to drunken drivers. If you or someone you love has been the victim of a drunk driver, contact the Iowa drunk driving accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.