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Speeding driver involved in fatal mishap alleged of marijuana intoxication

Posted on January 10, 2017 5:49 pm under Wrongful Death

Milwaukee authorities believed that the speeding vehicle driver was under the influence of marijuana when he got involved in an accident with another vehicle that resulted in a fatality, an article of Journal Sentinel reported on January 10.

According to reports, 22-year-old Larreon Hopkins was traveling at a speed over 80 mph on West Capitol Drive when he struck a vehicle driven by James Bentley, 52. Arresting police officers reportedly detected a strong marijuana odor from Hopkins, who was transported to a hospital for a blood testing. Initial investigations also revealed that the vehicle driven by Hopkins had an approximate speed of 69 to 84 mph moments before the mishap. Bentley succumbed to blunt force injuries that he sustained from the crash, reports also said.

Hopkins, who had previous marijuana possession conviction in December, denied all the allegations filed against him. A January 20 court hearing is set for Hopkins and a bail of $25,000 was imposed to him.