The Hamilton man charged with loss of life by auto after putting a 13-year-old boy driving a skateboard early Thursday drank vodka at a live performance hours earlier than the crash, courtroom paperwork allege.
Mauricio Velastegui, 34, can also be charged with drunken driving, Hamilton police confirmed Friday.
Velastegui, was driving west on Nottingham Manner when he crossed the double yellow line at about 12:30 a.m. and struck the boy, who was on the eastbound aspect close to the curb, close to Gregory Drive, police have mentioned.
The teenager died at a Trenton hospital a short while later.
The possible trigger affidavit Hamilton police filed towards Velastegui describes an officer speaking to Velastegui on the scene. He first instructed police he had an alcoholic drink at about 7 p.m. on Wednesday.
Primarily based on that, police gave him subject sobriety exams, and when he failed them – and police smelled alcohol on his breath – they arrested him on suspicion of drunken driving, and took him to the police station and gave him a blood alcohol take a look at.
The consequence was .07, the affidavit says.
In New Jersey, the authorized threshold for drunk driving is .08, however an individual will be convicted of driving inebriated for blood alcohol ranges below .08.
After the take a look at, and after they learn him his rights, Velastegui agreed to speak with police and instructed them he awoke at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday and by no means slept the remainder of the day, the affidavit mentioned.
That evening, he drove to Middlesex County, met up with a pal, and so they went to the PNC Banks Arts Heart to see a live performance. (The Dave Matthews Band performed that evening.)
Earlier than the present, he and his pal drank vodka, and Velastegui instructed cops that he had two 16-ounce cups of of orange soda and vodka from 6:30 p.m. to eight p.m.
After the live performance, he ate a pretzel, and drank a shot of vodka earlier than he drove out of the car parking zone, the affidavit mentioned.
The doc says one other 13-year-old witnessed the crash, and police discovered seen marks that indicated Velastegui braked earlier than the crash, police wrote.
It was unclear Friday if Velastegui had a lawyer, or when he’s scheduled to be in courtroom.