Prosecutors: Man had open bottle of tequila in deadly crash
Oct. 20, 2015
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man accused of driving drunk and causing a fatal crash on Interstate 195 has been ordered held without bail.
Prosecutors say 52-year-old Robert Hansen, of Westport, was driving 85 miles per hour and had an open bottle of tequila in his sport utility vehicle when he crashed into another vehicle in Westport Friday evening.
Police say 73-year-old Geraldine Correia, of Dartmouth, was thrown from her vehicle as it rolled over. She was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The Boston Globe reports the Bristol district attorney's office says Hansen has pleaded not guilty to three charges, including motor vehicle homicide while operating under the influence.
The defense argued that there are numerous reasons why Hansen may have failed his field sobriety tests.