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Driver faces homicide charge after crash victim dies

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An Augusta man is facing vehicular homicide charges after a passenger injured Saturday in a single-vehicle accident died Tuesday afternoon, police say.

Christopher Roberts has two previous driving under the influence charges on his record from 2000 and 2002.
Christopher Roberts has two previous driving under the influence charges on his record from 2000 and 2002.


Richmond County sheriff's Capt. Scott Gay said Christopher Roberts, 37, who has two previous driving under the influence charges on his record in 2000 and 2002, was at the wheel about 5 p.m. Saturday when his 1997 Honda struck a guardrail at the westbound entrance to Bobby Jones Expressway from Doug Barnard Parkway.

His passenger, Whitney Leanne Revis, 20, of Clearwater, received brain injuries and was removed from life support at Medical College of Georgia Hospital about 1 p.m. Tuesday, Richmond County Deputy Coroner Johnny McDonald said. The cause of death was ruled to be anoxic brain injury.

Earlier, Roberts was charged with DUI and with an open-container violation, Gay said, and a charge of serious injury by motor vehicle will now be upgraded to homicide. In addition to the 2000 and 2002 DUI charges, Roberts was charged in 1992 with serious injury by motor vehicle, Gay said.

Police said they did not know the relationship between Revis and Roberts, who is being held in the Richmond County jail.

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julrobs
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julrobs 06/08/11 - 12:05 pm
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Very sad and tragic that it

Very sad and tragic that it had to go this far! Very sad and tragic that he has ruined his life. Maybe he can make amends to the best of his ability, somehow in prison. Praying for all involved, all families of both people. It hurts to have a loved one with a addiction or any serious problem.

backagain
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backagain 06/08/11 - 12:47 pm
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This should move anyone's
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This should move anyone's heart.This incident is very sad.I pray for this young lady's family.This young lady has perished,and her cousin wants to bury her without incident,is that dishonorable.For the sake of peace grant her this wish.

iLove
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iLove 06/08/11 - 02:04 pm
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Someone said: "Sounds like
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Someone said:
"Sounds like this poor guy was struggling with a drug addiction to Alcohol. Who is selling this legal poison that destroys so many men and women?"

lol. Man, these comments. . .

This poor guy :/

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outsiderlookingin192 06/08/11 - 02:13 pm
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A man plots, plans, and puts

A man plots, plans, and puts to action a premeditated homicide on his wife, pleads guilty, gets 5 years. Why should an accident deserve more, dont let feelings get in the way of justice. He should be punished but to all of those who say let him rot in jail I say nay.

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Willow Bailey 06/08/11 - 03:41 pm
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As a mom, I am so sorry for

As a mom, I am so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter. May your family be comforted through Christ Jesus our Lord and Savior.

JAndy
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JAndy 06/09/11 - 11:40 am
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1997 Honda car or motorcycle?

1997 Honda car or motorcycle? If he can't drive a car what made him thnk he can ride a bike?

cheslie
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cheslie 06/09/11 - 12:14 pm
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Nobody said nothin about a

Nobody said nothin about a bike.... he was in a car!

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