Driver Accused of Causing Monroe, North Carolina Car Crash Had 6 DWIs

October 26, 2010, by Michael A. DeMayo

A Monroe, North Carolina motor vehicle crash on Sunday has claimed the life of one man. Daniel Herring, a 41-year-old father of three, was driving home from a church event today when he was involved in a head-on collision with a Dodge pickup truck.

The driver of the pickup, Kevin Ohagan, was allegedly drunk at the time of the Monroe car accident. The 29-year-old had just fled a traffic stop when he hit Herring’s vehicle. Police were pursuing him at the time. He is now charged with second-degree murder, speeding to elude arrest, felony death by motor vehicle, and driving with a revoked license.

He and his female passenger were found unconscious in their vehicle at the accident site. The two of them were not using seat belts.

Monroe police say that prior to Sunday’s crash, Ohagan had been arrested almost 20 times as an adult. He already has six DWI convictions. Other convictions include those for trespassing, communicating threats, breaking and entering, larceny, stalking, assault on a female, and false imprisonment. He has yet to go to trial for an unrelated case involving the criminal charge of felony child abuse causing serious bodily injury.

Drunk Driving is Negligent Driving
Our Monroe injury law firm wants to remind you to explore your legal options right away after you or your love done has been involved in a traffic crash. Drunk driving is a form of careless driving. People know that driving while intoxicated can kill or hurt other people yet many continue to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence. Drunk driving, speeding, reckless driving, aggressive driving, failure to obey traffic signs, talking on the cell phone or texting while driving, and drugged driving are just some of the many reasons why North Carolina car crashes happen. There may be a way to hold the negligent party liable.

Suspect in fatal wreck had 6 DWIs, Charlotte Observer, October 25, 2010

Suspect In Fatal Crash Charged With 2nd-Degree Murder, DWI, WSOCTV, October 24, 2010

Related Web Resources:
North Carolina Department of Transportation

North Carolina DOT Division of Motor Vehicles

 
 

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