A U.S. Marine has been indicted in Mohave Superior Courtroom, greater than 9 months after a site visitors accident that brought on an estimated $235,000 and months of repairs to the London Bridge final 12 months.
New York resident Adam N. Carpenter, 25, of Booneville, was indicted April 15 on felony costs of prison harm to property and one misdemeanor rely of DUI. On Wednesday, Deputy Mohave County Public Defender Allison Shotes submitted to the court docket a doable protection for use in Carpenter’s case – Denial.
Final 12 months, Carpenter visited Lake Havasu Metropolis for the Fourth of July weekend. On July 3, police say he drove whereas intoxicated whereas crossing the London Bridge. Based on the police report, Carpenter might have sideswiped two autos in his pickup truck, earlier than crashing by way of three sections of granite railing that bordered the construction.
When responding officers arrived, police say the entrance finish of Carpenter’s automobile was suspended over the sting of the bridge, 40 ft above the Bridgewater Channel. Officers described Carpenter as being visibly intoxicated on the scene, and allegedly admitted to consuming alcohol earlier than driving. He was unable to finish a sequence of subject sobriety checks, the report stated, and he was transported to Lake Havasu Metropolis Jail on suspicion of DUI.
Based on police, Carpenter’s blood-alcohol focus was about 0.193% on the time of his arrest.
When officers questioned him later concerning the incident, Carpenter didn’t seem to know the historic significance of the construction he allegedly broken. Based on the report, officers defined to Carpenter the importance of the London Bridge in Havasu. Carpenter allegedly replied with a derogatory assertion concerning the individuals of Nice Britain.
Carpenter is scheduled to seem in Mohave Superior Courtroom on Might 3 for arraignment within the case. Based on police, he could possibly be held chargeable for repairs made to the bridge if he’s discovered responsible in a prison trial.
On July 14, Carpenter pleaded responsible to misdemeanor costs of driving on the incorrect facet of the highway, and was fined $200 by Lake Havasu Municipal Courtroom.