SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Investigators say an Oregon man arrested after a crash Sunday that killed a woman and four children had a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit.
The Statesman Journal reported Tuesday that a judge deemed Favian Garcia “a danger to the public if released” and ordered him held without bail.
Authorities say Lisette Medrano-Perez was driving to Salem with her three children and 2-year-old niece when the crash happened. All five family members died at the scene.
According to a probable cause statement, Garcia’s blood-alcohol content after the crash was 0.318.
Documents say troopers at the hospital where Garcia was taken for minor injuries said Garcia smelled of alcohol, had glassy eyes and that he slurred his words.