Affidavit says driver of SUV in deadly crash was drunk, on meth


WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – New court documents show the man who’s been charged in connection with a traffic crash that killed two Starkey, Inc. clients was legally drunk and had been using methamphetamine when the incident occurred.

Officers say Bret Blevins was behind the wheel of an SUV when it slammed into a van carrying Starkey residents and staff at the intersection of West Newell and North Young streets on May 6, 2016.

The affidavit used to charge Blevins says his vehicle was going 49 mph and still accelerating when it broadsided a minivan carrying five people.

A woman in the SUV with Blevins told investigators that he had been drinking before the crash.

An officer stated he believed Blevins was under the influence of alcohol and showed evidence of recent intravenous drug use.

A blood test found Blevins was legally drunk and also tested positive for meth.

Blevins is being held on a $500,000 bond.

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