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DUI Suspect Arrested and Charged

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Jonathan Hernandez2 years ago

The driver in a supected DUI accident that killed a Davis woman has been arrested and charged with manslaughter.

Details about the Charges

The Davis Enterprise is reporting that a 32-year-old man has been arrested in connection to Wednesday’s collision at the intersection of Second Street and Cantrill Drive that killed one person and injured at least six others, including four children that were inside the vehicle that the suspect was driving.

Coroner’s officials from Yolo County have identified the victim who died as 71-year-old Ann Jonasen, of Davis.

The driver who cause the accident, Steven Hendrix, is facing charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of drugs, and child endangerment, according to a Davis Police sergeant.

The arraignment for the suspect is scheduled for Friday afternoon in a Yolo Superior Court.

The accident happened on Wednesday at about 5:15 p.m. when a Ford Taurus was heading west on Second Street at a very high rate of speed and collided with a Honda sedan whose driver was attempting to make a left turn.

The passengers in Hendrix’s vehicle were all taken to hospitals in the area. Officials indicated that all of the passengers were not wearing their seatbelt.

At this point, it is unclear how fast the Ford had been traveling at the time of the accident. An investigation into the circumstances of the incident is ongoing.

Important Information about DUIs in California

According to Mothers against Drunk Driving:

  • There are ignition interlock laws that are in place in four counties in California, but not statewide.
  • In 2013, there were a total of 867 drunk driving fatalities in the state.
  • There was a 4.6 percent increase in the amount of drunk driving fatalities from 2012-2013.


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