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Motorcyclist Killed in Suspected DUI Crash

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Tina Robinson3 years ago

A motorcyclist in Fremont, CA was killed early Tuesday morning after an alleged drunk driver ran a red light and struck the cyclist. The identity of the motorcyclist has not been released.

Details of the Fatal Crash

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, employees at a Taco Bell called police to report a driver who appeared to be intoxicated in the drive thru. The driver, identified as Alexander Yohn, 25, attempted to pay for his food with a healthcare card before leaving his wallet behind.

Yohn left the drive thru at high speed when an officer spotted his vehicle – a Mini Cooper – and attempted to pull him over. Yohn failed to yield to the officer, ran a red light and struck the motorcyclist. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.

After colliding with the motorcyclist, Yohn crashed his vehicle into a utility pole before attempting to flee into a nearby field. Police apprehended Yohn and took him into custody.

California Drunk Driving Statistics

Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) estimates that 1 in 3 people will be involved in drunk driving crashes within their lifetime. Furthermore:

  • 10,322 people died in the U.S. in alcohol-related accidents in 2012.
  • In 2012, 28% of all traffic deaths in California were alcohol-related.
  • Drunk driving is estimated to cost U.S. tax payers a total $132 billion annually. 


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