A Billings, Montana man was killed in a drunk driving accident and now the woman responsible for causing his death is being charged with vehicular homicide.
 
Back on May 29th, around 1:30 a.m., Sterling Bruder-Dominguez, 20, was walking along a sidewalk at the intersection of Eighth Street West and Alderson Avenue in Billings with a 20-year-old female when he was struck from behind by a Ford Mustang [Source: Billings Gazette]. Tesha Dawn Williams, 22, was behind the wheel of the Mustang and despite just hitting a man, she continued on driving and left the scene of the accident.
Police for Montana State University later came across Williams as she was driving eastbound in the westbound lane of Rimrock Road, near North 27th Street. When police approached her vehicle, they stated Williams “appeared disorientated and spoke in a slow, slurred manner,” and the officer had to ask her several times to turn her vehicle off. The officer also noticed the vehicle had damage to both the body of the car and the windshield and it appeared to have blood on the front bumper.
After witnessing the condition Williams was in along with the damage her vehicle had to it, officers took her to the DUI center where they had her take a breathalyzer test. Apparently, she blew a breath test of 0.223, which is almost three times the legal limit. When asked about the damage, Williams denied hitting anyone and stated that the damage had been from the previous owner before she purchased it or from “her ex-boyfriend’s new girlfriend.” However, because of her conflicting stories and the fact that she admitted to having three drinks prior to being pulled over, police charged her for hitting the pedestrian who later died as a result of his injuries.
Wiliams is also facing a charge for leaving the scene of the accident that resulted in the death of Bruder-Dominguez.
Williams was initially charged with three felonies which included negligent vehicular assault, criminal endangerment and failure to stop or remain at an accident scene involving death or personal injuries. She was also hit with two misdemeanor counts of driving with a suspended license and operating a motor vehicle without proof of liability protection in effect, according to the source. But, because Bruder-Dominguez later passed away, the negligent vehicular assault charge was raised to a vehicular homicide charge.
 
After being detained by police, Williams’ bond was set at $100,000 by Justice of the Peace Jeanne Walker, however, it isn’t clear whether she has hired a Montana DUI defense attorney yet to represent her in her case.
 
Drunk driving has become a serious issue in Montana and all across the U.S. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), each day, people drive drunk more than 300,000 times, but very few are arrested. And to make matters worse, one person is injured in a drunk driving crash every two minutes.  While some are lucky enough to survive these types of accidents, there are many others who lose their lives.
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