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A father from Inglewood who was involved in a car accident allegedly caused by him driving under the influence of alcohol learned that he will face an upcoming trial for his charges. His 10-year-old daughter was a passenger in the front seat and she was initially reported in critical condition from the crash.

On October 6 Gil Paul Hernandez was driving through Torrance in his BMW with his daughter in the car. He has been accused of causing an accident involving three vehicles. According to witnesses at the scene Hernandez was driving erratically and at a high speed, and frequently changing lanes in order to pass other cars. His BMW crashed into a Chevrolet Impala in front of him, and he was unsuccessful in his attempt to stabilize the BMW before making impact with a Toyota Camry traveling on the opposite side of the street.

Officers arrived at the scene, and nearly an hour after the accident Hernandez agreed to breathalyzer tests which recorded 0.099 and 0.098 percent blood alcohol content. When he agreed to a blood test it came back as 0.09 percent. These numbers exceed the legal limit of 0.08 percent in the state of California.

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A Washington couple engaged in sexual activity while driving with the woman’s 3-month-old daughter in the car were the victims of an accident when they slammed into a tree on Wednesday. They were both intoxicated at the time of the crash.

The day before Thanksgiving Michael Tonkin was driving down a winding mountain road with a female companion and her baby. Tonkin and the woman were fully disrobed, and she was reportedly straddling him in the driver’s seat as they has sex. According to statements by police both Tonkin and the woman were inebriated.

Tonkin allegedly lost control of the car as he tried to navigate the bends in the road, causing him to swerve off of the shoulder and crash into a tree. Onlookers said they spotted the pair emerging from the vehicle completely nude after the wreck.

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A student of University of Texas at Austin has been accused of driving while intoxicated after she smashed her car into a restaurant on Monday morning. She allegedly became confrontational with the officers when they tried to detain her.

21-year-old Esther Shim is a junior at UT’s College of Communication. She was driving in an area near campus dubbed The Drag which houses a strip of university shops and restaurants. Around 2:30am she was said to have driven her car through the front windows of a restaurant called Poke Bowl, and the momentum of the vehicle came to a stop when it plowed through the interior and into the bathroom of the establishment.

Two patrolling officers in the area heard Shim’s squealing tires and the sound of the collision. When they arrived at the site they found much of the restaurant structure had crumpled from the accident and was surrounding Shim’s car, trapping her inside.

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University of Arkansas Razorbacks freshman quarterback Cole Kelly was accused of reckless driving, and driving while intoxicated on Sunday.

In the early morning hours of November 12, Kelly was driving in his Toyota Tundra when a nearby officer spotted him as he made impact with a curb. When the vehicle struck the barrier both passenger wheels allegedly lifted off the street onto the curb, and Kelly continued driving.

The officer at the scene who reported that he had witnessed the vehicle hitting the curb responded by pulling Kelly over. He stated that when he approached and greeted Kelly he noticed that his eyes were watery and bloodshot.

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A resident of a Dallas suburb of Arlington, Texas, got the attention of a policeman patrolling in his neighborhood and reported a man driving an SUV had crashed into his car a couple of times. He also told the officer that he got the impression that the man was intoxicated.

40-year-old Daniel Basham, the suspect, was still in the area when the officer located him and attempted to get him to pull over. Basham continued driving on the city streets and led pursuing police to the shore of Lake Arlington where he drove directly into the body of water. He exited the immersed vehicle and instead of surrendering he allegedly attempted to swim to the Fort Worth area on the opposite side of the lake.

Basham tired out from swimming and returned to the nearby dock where officers took him into custody, and his SUV was hoisted from the water. A statement released by Arlington police reported that officers found narcotics in the vehicle.

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Just before midnight on Friday the assistant coach of the University of Nevada’s Wolf Pack football program was accused of driving under the influence of alcohol after he crashed his car into the Nugget Casino Resort in Sparks, NV.

A policeman in an unmarked car witnessed Jeffrey Nady, 27, collide with a traffic sign when exiting the interstate. Nady allegedly continue driving on the city streets of Sparks until making a turn and losing control of his car, causing him to crash into the casino resort. It was reported that no one was harmed in the mishap.

After the wreck Nady exited his vehicle and seemingly tried to depart from the scene unnoticed by dashing into the establishment, but police quickly caught him and placed him under arrest.

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In the early morning hours on Saturday, a man driving pickup truck slammed into a marked Santa Ana police car. He is suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Police Commander Jeffrey Smith reported that 54-year-old Santa Ana resident Ignacio Roldan-Peralto and a female passenger were driving in a 2014 Chevrolet Silverado when a collision occurred. As Roldan-Peralto was making a left turn he slammed into a police vehicle as it was traveling through an intersection. The officer driving the cruiser was in the midst of responding to a call.

When the impact occurred it caused sizeable damage to both vehicles. The officer was transported to a local hospital by the Orange County Fire Authority. He was treated for minor injuries and has been declared in good condition. The officer’s name has not been released at this time. Roldan-Peralto and his companion did not sustain any injuries.

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On Tuesday afternoon in Warren County, Kentucky, a school bus driver was involved in a traffic accident with another vehicle eleven minutes after dropping off the last of the 25 middle school and high school passengers on his route. He was suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol.

As stated in the police report, Warren County Public School bus driver Robert Marlette made impact with a Dodge truck traveling in the opposite direction as the bus at 4:01 p.m. When the sheriff’s department arrived at the scene a deputy spoke with the driver of the truck, and he claimed Marlette was driving the school bus down the center of the road when it crashed into him.

A deputy interviewing Marlette reported that the accused had bloodshot eyes and smelled of liquor. After a preliminary breath test showed positive results, he was issued a standard field sobriety test which he failed. Marlette was arrested and taken to the hospital for medical clearance, and while there he consented to a blood draw.

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WKU’s director of media relations Zach Greenwell reported that assistant men’s basketball coach Ben Hansbrough has resigned from his position on Monday to “pursue other opportunities.” Hansbrough spent two seasons as a support staffer with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers, and he was promoted to a full-time assistant coach this summer. His departure from the job followed his arrest on Saturday for allegedly driving under the influence.

Police responded to a report of a collision between Hansbrough’s car and a second automobile in the El Mazatlan Mexican Restaurant parking lot. According to the arrest report the second driver claimed he smelled alcohol on Hansbrough’s breath. When the officer asked if he had consumed any alcohol that night Hansbrough maintained that he had not had anything to drink since the previous evening.

The arrest report also stated that the officer administered a standard field sobriety test and Hansbrough allegedly showed indications of intoxication. He was taken into custody and the arresting officer claimed he could smell alcohol on his person as he put him into the police car.

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Officer Edgar Verduzco had been driving down the 605 freeway in Whitter when his car veered to the right into the adjoining lane and made impact with the back end of a Nissan carrying two parents and their child. The mother, father and teenage son were pronounced dead at the scene. Verduzco was suspected of DUI.

26-year-old Verduzco, an Army veteran who has worked at the front desk of the police department for two years, had allegedly been driving approximately 65 mph when he struck the Nissan causing it to combust, and leaving the victims without an escape from their vehicle. They have not yet been identified due to the state of the remains.

Immediately following the initial accident Verduzco’s car continued on and struck another vehicle before he came to a stop. The driver from the second vehicle was reported to have suffered minor injuries, and Verduzco acquired a broken nose.