The family of Marco Salazar, a 54-year-old man killed last year in a head-on, alcohol-related collision, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver of the other car and her parents. Christine Meneses, on behalf of her siblings and grandmother, filed suit against Elizabeth Tuccini, the 22- year-old drunk driver.
Ms. Tuccini was found guilty of negligent homicide for the December 2008 death. She was drunk and driving at a high speed when she collided head-on with the Salazar vehicle. Her blood alcohol level was 0.157 about 90 minutes after the crash. The legal limit in Arizona is 0.08. Ms. Tuccini admitted to authorities she had mixed a pint of Jägermeister with Red Bull before getting behind the wheel of her pickup truck. The lawsuit seeks both compensatory and punitive damages from Ms. Tuccini and her parents, whose car she was driving. This case is just another example of the tragic consequences of drinking and driving.
Source: Arizona Daily Star
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