AUSTIN, TX (08/09/2015) – 27-year-old motorcyclist Brian Young died after his bike was struck by a drunk driver early Sunday morning.
According to the Austin Police Department, 27-year-old Brian Young died after his bike was struck by a drunk driver at the intersection of Congress Avenue and Fourth Street early Sunday morning in Austin, Texas.
The crash report indicated that at around 1:30 a.m., 25-year-old Edgar Zuniga was traveling in a white Kia sedan when he turned left onto Fourth Street and into Young’s path. Young was traveling southbound on his motorcycle and was unable to avoid the collision.
According to an affidavit, an officer investigating the incident stated that Zuniga smelled strongly of alcohol and that his his eyes were glassy and bloodshot.
APD states that Zuniga failed portions of a field sobriety test, and they placed him under arrest. Zuniga was also given a blood test, and the results are pending.
“Don’t drink and drive. I don’t know how many people need to die, I don’t know how many people need to go through this for people to learn that,” said Anajele Leon, a fellow rider, friend and roommate of Young.
Zuniga will likely be charged with intoxication manslaughter, which is a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 20 years in prison.