FORT PIERCE, Fla. — The 19-year-old son of a candidate for St. Lucie County sheriff has been arrested on suspicion of driving below the affect in a crash that killed a 32-year-old mom.
Ryan Hester turned himself in Wednesday evening on the St. Lucie County Jail.
In keeping with a police report, Hester consumed 14 mimosas on the On the Edge Bar and Grill on Feb. 7 earlier than driving a Ford F-150 south on Indian River Drive.
Fort Pierce police mentioned Hester crossed into the northbound lane, hanging a Nissan Altima head-on.
Hester is the son of St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Workplace Chief Deputy Brian Hester.
The opposite driver needed to be extracted from her automobile. She was pronounced useless at Lawnwood Regional Medical Heart.
Melanie Trewyn, mom of the sufferer, mentioned her daughter Claudia was adopted from Guatemala as a youngster and has a younger little one.
Ryan Hester was additionally handled for non-life-threatening accidents.
He faces one depend of DUI manslaughter and one depend of vehicular murder.
Brian Hester launched an announcement about his son’s arrest Thursday morning on Fb.
“We perceive that there are and will likely be rumors and questions surrounding this, so within the curiosity of transparency, we wished you to listen to about it from us first,” he wrote, partially. “We all know and belief that our justice system is a good one, that people should be held accountable for his or her actions, and we proceed to wish and ask for prayers for everybody concerned, particularly the household who misplaced a liked one. We admire your assist and respect for our privateness as we work by this collectively as a household.”
St. Lucie County Jail data present that Ryan Hester was being held on a $200,000 bond.