• Man charged with DUI in deadly crash turns himself in to police

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    WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. - The man accused of causing a crash that killed a teenager last month has turned himself into police. 

    Police say, 23-year-old Robert Darrisaw Jr. was driving 70 mph in a 45-mph zone just seconds before crashing into the victim's car.

    The crash happened on Sept. 23 on Lebanon Church Road in West Mifflin, but charges were only filed Friday afternoon. 

    Police say Darrisaw was driving a brown Chevy when he crashed into a white Volkswagen with three women inside. One of them, 19-year-old Marlee Hill, was killed.


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    Darrisaw allegedly went straight in the left turn lane, crossed into the westbound lane, then went off the road, before hitting the Volkswagen at MacAcarthur Drive.

    According to police paperwork, he later told a detective that "he did not recall the circumstances of the collision, and just recalls waking up in the hospital."

    He also said prior to the crash that “...he was at a birthday party in a hotel and on a party bus where he consumed alcoholic beverages.”

    Blood tests showed Darrisaw had a blood alcohol content of .163, more than twice the legal limit.
    Darrisaw is now in the Allegheny county Jail on a number of charges including homicide by vehicle and DUI.


     

     

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