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Police: drunken boyfriend drove over, killed girlfriend

If you drive about five hours southeast of Atlanta, you will come to Brunswick, Georgia. The coastal town is famous for its busy port and tourist attractions.

Brunswick was also the site of a disturbing DUI accident that took the life of a young woman late last year. The 23-year-old was run over by a pick-up truck driven by her 26-year-old boyfriend. He was recently charged by a grand jury in a 13-count indictment. Among the charges: homicide by vehicle, driving under the influence, reckless driving and making false statements to law enforcement officers. 

Police said that on Nov. 26 of last year, the pair were outside of a Brunswick restaurant. He told investigators after the incident that his girlfriend fell out of the open door of his Toyota Tacoma. Officers believe that she was instead standing on the running board step when the vehicle moved and she fell.

According to law enforcement officials, the boyfriend's blood alcohol content was measured at 0.08 percent a full three hours after the fatal incident. The legal limit is 0.08 percent. Officers also reported that there was an open container of alcohol inside the man's vehicle.

According to a news report, the man is accused of causing her death through recklessness; he drove while she stood on the exterior running board step.

After she fell and was run over, the boyfriend then allegedly took her phone and lied to police about its whereabouts.

We do not know to what degree the man will be held responsible for the untimely death of the young woman, but we do know that alcohol consumption decreases a person's ability to make sound judgments and decreases motor skills and reaction times as well.

Those who have been injured or lost loved ones in drunk driving accidents can speak with an attorney experienced in holding reckless drivers responsible for the damage they do.

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