LAPD SubHeaders 22
newsroom breadcrumb arrow 2000 archives breadcrumb arrow october 2000
 
NEWS ARCHIVES
 
HOME
 
CRIME MAPPING
 
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION
 
E-POLICING
 
JOIN THE TEAM
 
LAPD BLOG
 
LAPD EQUIPMENT
 
LAPD SPORTS
 
LAPD TV
 
NEWSROOM
 
OUR COMMUNITIES
 
POLICE COMMISSION
 
REPORT A CRIME
 
SOLVE A CRIME
 
SPECIAL ASSISTANT FOR CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
 
SUPPORT LAPD
 
TRAFFIC
 
INSIDE THE LAPD
 
GET INFORMED
 
Alarm School
 
Contact Us
 
Crime Mapping and COMPSTAT
 
Crime Prevention
 
Domestic Violence
 
FAQs
 
For Your Family
 
Gang Injunctions
 
I Want to Know
 
LAPD General Fund Contracts
 
LAPD Adult Missing Persons Unit
 
Most Wanted
 
Read the Beat Magazine
 
Social Media
 
Sworn and Civilian Report
 
Trademark
 
Year in Review
 
Youth Programs
FILE A
COMMENDATION
OR COMPLAINT

translation logo: globe with lapd badge
 

Disclaimer:
The LAPDonline.org® website has made reasonable efforts to provide an accurate translation. However, no automated or computerized translation is perfect and is not intended to replace human or traditional translation methods. The official text is the English version of the LAPDonline.org® website. If any questions arise concerning the accuracy of the information presented by the translated version of the website, please refer to the English edition of the website, which is the official version.

 

News Release
Monday, October 23, 2000
Media Relations
   
   
Drunk Driver Kills One, Injures Others

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, October 23, 2000



"Drunk Driver Kills One, Injures Others"

Sunland - On Saturday, October 21, 2000, at approximately 1:30 a.m., a traffic collision occurred near the intersection of Sunland Boulevard and Nohles Avenue. The collision occurred when Eric Vargo, a 28-year-old male Caucasian, who was driving a 2000, Chevrolet 1500 pickup, crossed over the double yellow lines as he travelled northbound on Sunland Boulevard. As he crossed into opposing traffic, Vargo struck two vehicles, a Mazda RX7, and a Saturn.

The occupant of the Mazda suffered severe injury and was pronounced dead at the scene. Identification is being withheld pending notification of the family. When rescue and police personnel arrived on the scene, the Saturn occupants had fled. It is believed the Saturn had 3 to 4 female Hispanic occupants and possibly one male Hispanic. All of these individuals are believed to be in their early 20's.

Vargo was arrested for violation of Penal Code Section 192 ( c ) (3) PC (Vehicular Manslaughter while Driving Under the Influence).

Valley Traffic Division is handling the investigation. Anyone with information, please contact Valley Traffic Division at 818-756-8391.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section 213- 485-3586.




For Release 11:30 am PDT
October 23, 2000



     
 Follow @LAPDHQ  LAPD on Facebook
 Follow @lapolicefdtn
 
contact us  /  terms & conditions  /  los angeles police foundation
 
+ Powered By Radar Blue | © 2014 City of Los Angeles
 
Los Angeles Police Foundation Los Angeles Police Foundation