William Craig Leptich booking photo

William Craig Leptich, jail booking photo

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – A man accused of hitting a pedestrian in southeast Portland pleaded guilty to several charges Monday, including manslaughter and DUII.

William Craig Leptich was arrested in connection with the crash in October last year.

Darnell Jolly suffered life-threatening injuries and later died after Leptich hit him near the intersection of Southeast 146th Avenue and Southeast Stark Street, law enforcement said.

An indictment filed in November last year said Leptich was under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance at the time of the crash.

In court Monday afternoon, Leptich pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the second degree, criminally negligent homicide, and DUII. He is due back in court for sentencing in September.

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Lawlessness Brings Destruction

From THIS story: "An indictment filed in November last year said Leptich was under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance at the time of the crash." From the one on this guy dated Nov. 2018: "Leptich appeared in court on Monday and faces one count of manslaughter in the second degree, one count of reckless driving and two counts of driving under the influence of intoxicants." "An indictment filed on Nov. 21 alleges Leptich was under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance. Leptich is scheduled to appear in court again on Jan. 7, 2019." If he had been under the influence of illegal drugs, it would been reported as such. What they won't tell you is the other intoxicant/controlled substance was pot. States that legalized pot are seeing an increase in MVAs and pedestrian injuries and deaths.

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