South Pasadena Woman Faces DUI Manslaughter Charge in Death of Pedestrian
The pedestrian was on the sidewalk when he was hit, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. The driver fled the scene and was involved in a second crash.
ST. PETE BEACH – A South Pasadena woman has been charged with DUI manslaughter in connection with the death of a man who was walking on a sidewalk in St. Pete Beach, the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office said.
Peter Chenhall, 39, of St. Pete Beach, was taken to Bayfront Health St. Petersburg where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
Carolyn Yovan, 51, of South Pasadena, was charged with one count each of misdemeanor driving while license suspended or revoked, felony leaving the scene of a crash with death, and felony driving under the influence manslaughter.
The crash happened about 7 p.m. Saturday (Feb. 17). Yovan was arrested about 10:30 p.m. Saturday. Deputies said Mr. Chenhall was walking on the sidewalk in St Pete Beach near the intersection of Captiva Circle and Blind Pass Road when a 2004 Lexus RX330 driven by Yovan drove up onto the curb and the pedestrian sidewalk and hit him.
Investigators said Yovan fled the scene after the first crash and caused a second crash about two miles south of the original crash at Gulf Boulevard and Gulf Winds Drive on St. Pete Beach. No one was injured as a result of the second crash.
Deputies talked with eye witnesses and were able to confirm the two crashes were related.They said that Yovan showed signs of impairment at the scene of the crash and refused to provide valid breath samples.
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