Hyattsville man charged with drunk driving
A Hyattsville man has been charged with negligent driving after police say he crashed his car while driving drunk on I-83 in Baltimore on Monday and killed his passenger, the Baltimore Sun reports.
Freddy Cortez Flores, 22, was northbound on I-82 just before 1 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle and hit a jersey wall. His passenger, Carlos O. Cardoza Portillo, was partially ejected and dragged along the jersey wall for 567 feet before the vehicle came to rest, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Cortez Flores told police he had four beers; his blood alcohol level registered .09.
An immigration detainer was placed on Cortez Flores who was found to be in the country illegally.
Washington Post editors
| June 22, 2010; 12:31 PM ET
Categories: Crime and Public Safety, Maryland, Traffic and Transportation
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