A man finds his girlfriend dead.
After a night of drunken mistakes, including a mistake of driving down a dangerous canyon road with way too much alcohol in play, he decides that after discovering the lifeless body of his girlfriend that it’s time to toss back a few more drinks. Yes, really:
Mark James Wyler took his 20-year-old girlfriend, Cierra Perez, on a canyon joyride Sunday evening in scenic Toquerville Falls, Utah. The narrow, one lane dirt road the couple traveled is tough to negotiate for anyone, but when alcohol is added into the mix, it’s all the more dangerous, especially considering there are no guardrails to prevent cars from falling off the cliff.
The couple’s car rolled off the road and fell about 200 feet into a ravine, ejecting Perez from the car, while Wyler had blacked out from his injuries. He didn’t come to until the following morning around 5 a.m., when he looked around and realized what happened. His girlfriend was on the ground outside the vehicle.
Wyler felt her body which was cold to the touch, and he could tell she had died. But before calling police, he popped open a couple of beers he had in his car and tossed back some cold ones, as if it was a casual afternoon on the porch and his girlfriend’s dead body wasn’t in sight.
About an hour and a half after waking up and refueling his beer buzz, Wyler wandered into cell range and called 911, letting the dispatcher know that he believed Perez was dead since his efforts to wake her failed. Emergency responders arrived to the scene and confirmed her death. Police recovered an empty Redd’s Apple Ale case and noted there were partially consumed beer bottles strewn about the wreckage, Fox 13 news reported.
Wyler was taken to an area hospital and treated for his injuries, where he provided an admission to police that he had been drinking and caused the accident. He was charged with DUI and negligent homicide for the “dangerous manner” in which he was driving, despite the fact that his blood alcohol level at the hospital was 0.000. Since officers couldn’t perform a field sobriety test at the scene, it had probably been long enough before the BAC test for his system to clear any traces of alcohol.
Look, I don’t know if I would be of clarity of mind to not grab a drink if I was sitting next to my boyfriend’s dead body. I can’t even imagine the sense of loss I would feel. I can, however, guarantee that I would not be stupid enough to drink and drive. This fool deserves all the jail time he can get, and punitive damage to be paid to his girlfriends family. What a loser.
H/T: Mad World News
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie, or email the author at firstname.lastname@example.org
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