NEW BEDFORD — A metropolis man is being held with out bail in connection to a Nov. 13 crash that claimed the lifetime of a Dartmouth man, who simply weeks earlier, had supplied medical help to a Fall River capturing sufferer, court docket data say.
Justin M. Castro, 27, of 67 Taber St. is charged with manslaughter whereas working inebriated, and motorized vehicle murder whereas working inebriated, in response to data in New Bedford District Courtroom.
Castro is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. Prosecutors are additionally looking for a dangerousness listening to, the place he may very well be held for as much as 4 months with out bail. The arraignment was moved to Friday when protection lawyer John B. Seed was unavailable.
In response to court docket paperwork, Castro was practically 3 times over the state’s authorized alcohol restrict and touring 61 mph in a posted 35 mph zone when the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze he was driving struck a 1999 Toyota Corolla and killed its operator, 39-year-old David M. Dos Santos.
The crash occurred about 1:25 a.m. at Kempton Road and Brownell Avenue in New Bedford. Castro was touring east on Kempton Road and went via the purple gentle and struck Dos Santos’ automotive, which was continuing south throughout the intersection on Route 140 southbound, in response to court docket paperwork.
Castro was injured within the crash and transported to Rhode Island Hospital, the place blood was drawn and later examined with a state police search warrant, court docket data say. His blood alcohol stage was .223, twice and practically 3 times the state’s authorized restrict of .08. Throughout the journey to the hospital, Castro was emanating a robust odor of alcohol, whereas chewing gum.
Video surveillance was obtained from the One Cease Fuel and Comfort retailer at 1194 Kempton St., New Bedford, that exhibits the Chevrolet Cruze continuing via the purple gentle at a excessive charge of velocity with “no obvious use of the car’s braking system,” court docket data say. The state Medical Examiner’s workplace decided that Dos Santos died from blunt head and chest trauma.
Courtroom paperwork state that Castro was consuming alcoholic drinks inside Ryan’s Sports activities Pub and Billiards in New Bedford and the King’s Inn in Dartmouth through the night of Nov. 12 and into the morning of Nov. 13. His consuming was noticed by witnesses and can be noticed on video surveillance, which has been recovered by state police.
Accident reconstruction investigation decided Castro’s automotive was touring 61 mph on the level of impression, court docket data say. Investigators additionally decided that the brakes weren’t utilized both “previous to or on the time of impression.”
The investigator, State Police Trooper Christopher J. Dumont, has filed a written request with the Registry of Motor Automobiles to revoke Castro’s driver’s license, saying he poses “an instantaneous menace to public security.”
Dos Santos, a father of two younger ladies, labored part-time at Slainte Irish Pub, New Bedford, and full-time at Gilbert’s Jewelers on Nice Road, Fall River.
On. Oct. 29, lower than a month earlier than the deadly crash, Dos Santos was one of many Good Samaritans, who supplied medical help to a capturing sufferer who confirmed up on the door of the jewellery retailer, bleeding profusely from a gunshot wound to the leg.
The sufferer, a 23-year-old man, was given a towel to use stress to the wound till paramedics arrived.
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