Iowa teenager faces charges for March drunk driving fatality

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.

Iowa city drunk driver hits two cyclists

A 22-year-old has been charged with second-offense drunken driving after hitting two cyclists as they crossed the intersection of Gilbert and Bowery Streets in Iowa City.

The accident occurred around 5:43 p.m. Both cyclists were stopped at a sidewalk on Bowery street, waiting to cross Gilbert street. The 22-year-old driver was waiting at a red light westbound on Bowery street, waiting to turn south on Gilbert street. When the light changed, the cyclists crossed the intersection in a westbound direction while the driver turned southbound, hitting them both.

Both cyclists were taken to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics with non-life threatening injuries. Police report that the drunk driver had an odor of ingested alcohol, bloodshot eyes, unsteady balance, and slurred speech. His blood-alcohol level was significantly over the legal limit.

If you or someone you know has been injured due to a drunk driver, call the Iowa personal injury attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600 to discuss your legal options.

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