Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cops: Driver who killed two in crash was drunk or high

Police have arrested a city man, suspected of driving drunk or high, in an overnight wreck in Castor that left two people dead.

Cops: Driver who killed two in crash was drunk or high

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Robert Bregenzer, 33, of Knorr Street near Hawthorne. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle and related offenses.
Robert Bregenzer, 33, of Knorr Street near Hawthorne. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle and related offenses.

Police have arrested a city man, suspected of driving drunk or high, in an overnight wreck in Castor that left two people dead.

The man, 33, was driving a 2001 Yukon east on St. Vincent Street just before 12:30 a.m. when he allegedly blew through a red light and T-boned a Honda Accord that was heading south on Bustleton Avenue, said Sgt. Joseph Rossa of the Accident Investigation District. The impact pushed the Accord into a Jeep Cherokee northbound on Bustleton, Rossa added.

Two people in the Accord died on the scene, and the Jeep driver, an off-duty police lieutenant headed home after work, suffered minor injuries, Rossa said. The Yukon driver was uninjured. Police aren't releasing the victims' names, pending notification of relatives. The Denali driver's name also is being withheld, until the District Attorney's Office approves charges, Rossa added.

Police found "evidence" of the driver's impairment in the Denali, Rossa added. Chief Inspector Scott Small identified that evidence as a syringe, pills and other drugs.

UPDATE: Police have released two names of those involved in this wreck. The driver charged is Robert Bregenzer, 33, of Knorr Street near Hawthorne. He is charged with involuntary manslaughter, homicide by vehicle and related offenses. The Accord's driver was Liang Pan, age unknown, of Unruh Street near Bustleton Avenue, and his passenger was Zhuoru Chin, 58, of Akron Street near Unruh.

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