State police have charged an Everett man with vehicular homicide after blood tests allegedly confirmed he was intoxicated the night of a two-car crash that left another driver dead.
In charges filed Tuesday and publicized Thursday, police said Allen Leroy Carl, 24, of 451 Bennett Road was well over the legal blood alcohol limit the morning of June 20, when his Ford F-150 swung into oncoming Route 30 traffic and struck a car driven by 64-year-old Herbert Kisamore of Bedford.
Kisamore died that day at UPMC Altoona.
In an affidavit, state police said they interviewed a bruised and scratched Carl after the crash, his eyes bloodshot and his breath smelling of alcohol. A trooper said he saw 18 unopened beers and an empty Mike's Hard Lemonade bottle near the driver's seat.
Carl allegedly told police he fell asleep at the wheel on his way home after a night of drinking and swimming. A portable Breathalyzer test determined his blood alcohol content was 0.135 percent, far above the 0.08-percent legal limit for driving.
Further blood tests later pegged Carl's blood alcohol content at 0.13 percent, police said.
With alleged confirmation that Carl was drunk during the crash, police charged him with homicide by vehicle, vehicular homicide while under the influence and drunken driving, according to court documents.
Kisamore, an Everett native living at the time in Bedford, left a wife, son and stepson behind. An obituary described him as an avid horseback rider, traveler and horseshoe champion.
Carl was apprehended Tuesday and released from Bedford County Jail after posting $5,000 bail. His attorney, Brian Vincent Manchester of Bellefonte, declined to comment on the case.
A preliminary hearing is set for Wednesday at Bedford County Magisterial District Judge Kathy S. Calhoun's office.
Mirror Staff Writer Ryan Brown is at 946-7457.