Fatal DUI Driving Under the Influence in Northeast Philadelphia
A Northeast Philadelphia man has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and vehicular manslaughter as the result of a fatal automobile crash.Just after midnight on November 13, 2012, while at Bustleton Avenue and St. Vincent Street, 33 year old Robert Bregnzer from Mayfair allegedly caused a crash that killed two others. It is reported that Bregenzer was driving a 2001 GMC Yukon east on St. Vincent when he ran a red light and struck a Honda Accord headed south on Bustleton, knocking it into the northbound lanes. The Honda then collided head-on with a Jeep Cherokee.
According to reports Bregenzer was either under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash. Police found syringes, pills and other drugs in his vehicle at the time of the crash. He appeared highly impaired and was arrested at the scene. Bail has been set in the amount of $500,000.