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Cop: Driver of Van in Adenhart Crash Drank

4/9/2009 3:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Nick AdenhartDuring the Nick Adenhart press conference, a Fullerton PD spokesman said the man who caused the accident that killed Nick and two others was under the influence of alcohol at the time.

The spokesman also said he believes the man, 22-year-old Andrew Gallo, was also driving on a suspended license because of a prior DUI. The cop said Gallo will probably be booked on felony hit-and-run, felony DUI, vehicular manslaughter and possibly murder.

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16.

firebaby    

funny how the jerkoffs who drink and drive, and cause fatal accidents, never die themselves....

1931 days ago
17.

Question    

#13:

You don't know if the impact would have killed them if they were wearing seatbelts. That's up to the investigators to conclude. Regardless, the Mitsubishi was not crushed, twisted, or unrecognizable, and the seats appear intact for the most part. If the people in the Mistubishi were not wearing seatbelts, the airbags would not have prevented them from hitting the windshield and suffering major trauma by being thrown around the vehicle. I think your statement defending not wearing seatbelts is careless, and stating cases where some people lived without seatbelts is not a valid argument. You're suggesting people shouldn't wear their seatbelts. It's a FACT that most traffic fatalites each year would have been prevented if the people had been wearing their seatbelts.

1931 days ago
18.

Janal    

That's the third hit-and-run drunk driving incident in the last month. Did you read about the USC student who was hit last month? This mexican couple blew through a red light and hit this girl as she was crossing the street to go home. They kept going, and stopped a half mile down the road to get out and throw the body off of the front of their car. Just tossed her aside and kept driving. How can you go home and sleep? Have you no shame?

They found the driver and charged her. Her husband, and the car, are still missing. They think he's in Mexico now, where he's safe because Mexico doesn't extradite criminals to the US.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/04/usc-death.html

I say an eye for an eye!!!!

1931 days ago
19.

Disgusting    

Booze flows freely and kills people non-stop, and the government is worried about prescription pills. Such hypocrisy and ignorance. Sick people can't get medically needed treatment, but every booze hound can load on any corner. Booze is addictive and responsible for most domestic violence and vehicle fatalities, and that's acceptable, but pharmaceuticals are hysterically and hypocritically vilified.

1931 days ago
20.

SERIOUSLY?!    

You bleeding heart liberals that think this guy should not be book on 1st degree premeditated murder, are as big of disgusting losers as the murderer in this case.

He went out got drunk - drove with no license - has a previous DUI, and killed someone - HOW COULD THIS BE MANSLAUGHTER???????????

Sleazy lawyer/judges and liberal wackos will find away for this pathetic loser sleazoid jerk to get out of jail in 10 years. The poor pitcher that was only 22!!!!!!!!!

THIS GUYS NEEDS THE DEATH PENALTY. DISGUSTING LEFT WING LIBERAL JUSTICE DOES NOT WORK FOR SELFISH SELF-CENTER DRUNK DRIVERS ----------- THEY DON'T CARE ABOUT YOU, YOUR FAMILY, YOUR CHILDREN OR ANYONE ELSE ON THE ROAD THAT THEY MAY STRIKE! GET A CLUE PEOPLE

1931 days ago
21.

Capt Jack    

#16 - Its a fact that you have a better survival rate when properly belted inside of a vehicle. However, I and many other medics have treated people that have walked away from a crash that they would not have, given the condition of their vehicle, and that is 100% fact. I had one lady not belted in was hit by a large car, was knocked out of the drivers seat into the passenger seat, no broken bones, but she had bruises and pain for several weeks. There was no drivers seat left, the impact crushed the drivers side into an area that was about 12 inches wide.
I have also put peole in body bags that were not belted and probably would have survive, if they had indeed worn their belts.
The impact can kill people, you cant always tell by the outside of the vehicle, the amount of energy that is transfered to your internal organs is huge. You can also be safely belted and still break your neck, depending on the angle of the crash, and the vehicle received minor damage.

1931 days ago
22.

pollynoo    

How about the dildo firefighter with the helmet on? Nice look at a press conference that didn't involve a fire, douchebag.

1931 days ago
23.

Capt Jack    

21. My thoughts exactly. What a bozo. Typical white shirt (officer), that doesnt know anything.

1931 days ago
24.

carol    

Some of these countries are really hard on drunk drivers, Do you think if the US enforced some of these people would think twice.


Australia: The names of the drivers are sent to the local newspapers and are printed under the heading "He's Drunk and in Jail".
Malaysia: The Driver is jailed and if married, his wife is jailed too.
South Africa: A 10-year prison sentence and the equivalent of a $10,000.00 fine
Turkey: Drunk drivers are taken 20 miles outside of town by police and are forced to walk back under escort.
Norway Three weeks in jail at hard labor, one year loss of license. Second offense within five years, license revoked for life.
Finland & Sweden: Automatic jail for one year of hard labor
Costa Rica: Police remove plates from car
Russia: License revoked for life
England: One-year suspension and a $250.00 fine and jail for one year
France: Three-year loss of license, one year in jail and a $1000.00 fine
Poland: Jail, fine and forced to attend political lectures
Bulgaria: A second conviction results in execution
El Salvador: Your first offense is your last---execution by firing squad

1931 days ago
25.

Tyra Banks    

this just sucks big ones.

1931 days ago
26.

Question    

#19: You weren't the medic at the scene so you can't conclude if they were wearing seat belts, and whether or not seat belts would have saved them. You of all people should be a seat belt advocate. The U.S. Dept. of Transportation releases reports every year which state most of the traffic fatalities could have been prevented had the people worn seat belts.

1931 days ago
27.

Capt Jack    

23. You want to save lifes. Stop drunk driving. Satistics prove this crime alone has killed millions. Typically, its not your first time offender. But, the repeat offender and driving on suspended licenses and no insurance.

1931 days ago
28.

Question    

#24: Are you implying that I drive drunk? Sorry, never. The fact is these drunk drivers will always be on the road and they are not going away. Obviously most habitual DUI offenders don't seem to mind jail or fines, or revoked licenses because they keep driving drunk until they're finally thrown in prison for life, which happens almost never. The fact is these laws are not going to protect us innocent people on the roads, so we can only protect ourselves by driving defensively, driving safe cars, and wearing our seat belts.

1931 days ago
29.

kattaway    

The drunk never dies.

1931 days ago
30.

josi    

WHEN ARE PEOPLE FINALLY GOING TO LEARN THAT DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE IS NOT SAFE FOR YOU OR FOR OTHER PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE STOP DOING THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAY THE VICTIM REST IN PEACE :(

1931 days ago
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