Carly Beatty, a 19-year-old animal science sophomore, passed away in a Houston hospital on Sunday, Sept. 22, following a hit-and-run.
Details of Carly Beatty’s Death
The hit-and-run took place in the early morning of Sept. 14 on Texas Avenue. Reports suggest a group of teenage friends were crossing the road when Pedro Puge, 17, struck Carly Beatty, 19, with his vehicle, leaving her in critical condition up until her death.
Pedro Puga admitted to taking Xanax and cocaine prior to getting in the driver’s seat, the College Station police reported. According to The Battalion, Puga is currently in custody in the Brazos County Detention Center at a $150,000 bond on charges unrelated to this incident, including Unlawful Carrying of a Weapon and Tampering with Evidence.
Approximately 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.
Of the 1,233 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years, 214 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
More than 1 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. That’s one percent of the 111 million self-reported episodes of alcohol-impaired driving among U.S. adults each year.
Drugs other than alcohol (legal and illegal) are involved in about 16% of motor vehicle crashes.
Marijuana use is increasing and 13% of nighttime, weekend drivers have marijuana in their system.
Marijuana users were about 25% more likely to be involved in a crash than drivers with no evidence of marijuana use, however other factors–such as age and gender–may account for the increased crash risk among marijuana users.
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