Wisconsin Drunk Driver Kills Drunk Man Lying On Road
A Wisconsin Dells man is being held facing homicide charges after he was drunk behind the wheel and ran over a 21 year old man who had passed out on the road after celebrating his birthday.Michael Weatherford stumbled onto the road early Thursday morning, and friends described him as extremely intoxicated. One friend repeatedly tried to get him off of the road, and was waving cars around him. Two cars did avoid Weatherford, but the third car driven by Rigoberto A. Ernantes did not.
Police arrived at the scene about 4:40 am, and Ernantes admitted to drinking 8-10 beers at a friends home. He faces up to 31 years in prison. Besides bail, he is also being held by the INS.
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