Salt Lake City Man Charged with Auto-Homicide
On May 22 Jonathan Bowers was stopped at an intersection in Taylorsville, when he was hit from behind by Gabriel Perez-Guiterez. Bowers was rushed to the hospital but later died from injuries sustained in the collision. Perez-Guiterez was later tested and found to have a blood alcohol level of .11 grams. Under Utah’s Automobile Homicide statute anything over .08 grams qualifies for auto-homicide. After the crash Perez-Guiterez fled on foot and hid in a window well where he was apprehended by police.
Worst Case Scenario
This story outlines one of the worst case scenario to driving under the influence. Perez-Guiterez now faces charges of automobile homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, DUI, and speeding. The accident occurred while Perez-Guiterez was allegedly driving 75 mph. It is also reported that Perez-Guiterez hit another car before he hit Bowers and two other vehicles were also involved in the crash as a result of hitting Bowers.
Learning from Perez-Guiterez
This story should be a lesson to all of us that driving under the influence is dangers and you could face some serious consequences if you decide to drive drunk. If you have already made the mistake of driving drunk and you have been charged with a DUI hopefully you have decided to make a change in your life. Call a Provo DUI attorney to help you in changing your life for the better.