Driver charged in fatal drunken driving crash
Amy Humphreys, 30, charged with intoxication manslaughter, has past drunken driving arrest
Amy Humphreys, 30, who is accused of driving drunk and killing pedestrian Cedrych “Yanni” Carrisalez, 19, has a previous arrest for drunken driving, records show.
Officers also found marijuana in Humphrey’s car at the time of the deadly crash Tuesday night, according to Officer Matthew Porter, spokesman for the San Antonio Police Department.
A police report stated that she also was speeding.
The report stated that Humphreys ran down Carrisalez after 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, near a parking lot at Mulberry and N. St. Mary’s streets.
The impact sent Carrisalez flying into the wall of a building.
On Wednesday morning, orange paint still was visible at the scene, outlining the area where Carrisalez hit the wooden wall, breaking it.
Humphrey’s car also crumbled part of a concrete sidewalk and left scratches on a utility pole.
The crash, itself, left Carrisalez’s family shattered.
“He was a good guy. He was a really happy guy. He was so friendly,” said his aunt, Sylvia Perez, through tears. “He had his whole life ahead of him. He was 19.”
Relatives said Carrisalez, whom they called “Yanni," was working to improve his life.
They said he was attending to school to learn about computers, and had recently taken on a job at a restaurant to earn money to buy a car.
Most of all, though, they said he was a loving young man with a big heart.
"When I would greet him, I would always put my hand out to shake his hand, but he would always hug me," said his uncle, Hector Carrisalez. "We're going to miss him dearly but we have him in our hearts."
According to relatives, Yanni, who loved to work out, was out for a late night jog with a friend when he was hit.
He died of his injuries a few hours later at San Antonio Military Medical Center.
Humpreys also was treated at a hospital for a head injury, then booked into the Bexar County jail on a charge of intoxication manslaughter.
Records show Humphreys was arrested for driving while intoxicated in October 2009 and sentenced to one year of probation.
She also was arrested for marijuana possession in 2008, and granted six months’ probation, records show.
Carrisalez’s relatives hope this time, Humphreys will go to prison.
"I hope that justice is done and that lady will not be back on the streets again to do that to someone else,” Perez said.
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