Source: A Lubbock man faces manslaughter charges in the death of a bicyclist early Saturday morning. Benito Capillan, 23, drove a 2003 Dodge RAM 1500 in the 3600 block of Fourth Street when he rammed a bicycle ridden by Britta Silvia Schneider, 32, according to a report from Lubbock police Sgt. Robert Hook. The incident occurred about 2:30 a.m. Capillan approached Schneider’s bicycle from behind, and he failed to control the vehicle’s speed, striking the two-wheeler from behind, throwing Schneider to the opposite lane, Hook reported. The bicycle caught onto the undercarriage of the pickup truck, which dragged it about 150 yards, the report states. EMS transported Schneider to the University Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead a short time after, said Lubbock police Sgt. Jonathan Stewart. Hook’s report stated Capillan was arrested and charged with intoxicated manslaughter. The report lists the incident as being alcohol-related. However, the report does not give a blood alcohol level. Capillan was booked into Lubbock County Detention Center and was released Sunday around 1:20 a.m., but no bail information was available.
Crash time: between midnight and 2:59 a.m.
Land use: Urban
Road type: Urban Arterial
Where on the road the collision happened: Road
Collision type: Rear-end
Vehicle type: Light Trucks (SUVs, pickups)
At crash time driver was: Alcohol/Drugs
SourcesSource: News Report
Link if Website: http://lubbockonline.com/crime-and-courts/crime/2012-07-09/man-faces-manslaughter-charge-after-death-bicyclist#.T_w-wfWfYtc
Legal StatusLegal status: Felony
Against: Against Driver
Civil Suit filed?:
In favor of:
Type of Charge: intoxicated manslaughter