Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Judge Blocks Alcohol Evidence In Adenhart Case

The attorney for a man accused of killing Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others in a drunken driving crash cannot introduce evidence that the driver
of Adenhart's car may also have been drinking.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Richard Toohey ruled that the evidence is irrelevant in 23-year-old Andrew Gallo's triple murder trial.

Defense attorney Jacqueline Goodman had argued that the woman driving with Adenhart was also negligent because she had an elevated blood-alcohol level and may have run the red light instead of Gallo.

Testing showed Courtney Stewart had a blood-alcohol content of .06.
The legal limit for drivers under 21 is .05.

Adenhart, Stewart and another man were killed April 9, 2009.

Here's the story from the morning of the Gallo arraignment...
Bob DeCastro was outside the court at the time...
((HT: MyFoxLA/KTTV))

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