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Man Arraigned For Murder After Driving Under The Influence In Anaheim Area

A man was arraigned for murdering a woman by driving under the influence and crashing into her vehicle at 110 miles per hour in Fountain Valley.
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A man was arraigned for murdering a woman by driving under the influence and crashing into her vehicle at 110 miles per hour in Fountain Valley.

 

St. Thomas is accused of driving southbound down Magnolia Street in Fountain Valley while under the influence of alcohol.

At the time of the crime, the defendant is accused of driving in excess of 110 miles per hour with a blood alcohol content of .15 percent.

St. Thomas is accused of colliding with 25-year-old Melanie Barlow’s vehicle at a high rate of speed near the intersection of Magnolia Street and Mint Avenue.

Witnesses called 911 and emergency medical responders transported the defendant and victim to local hospitals. Barlow was pronounced dead shortly after the crash.

The Fountain Valley Police Department investigated this case and arrested St. Thomas at the scene.

 

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