[noun]: an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Jesus Gonzales Garcia

Raleigh — Jason Daniel Oliver was drunk and speeding when his car struck Jesus Gonzales Garcia and Walter Rodriguez Garcia at a Raleigh bus stop at the intersection of Buck Jones Road and Bashford Road. Both of the Garcia men were thrown 70 feet and landed in the road near a convenience store. Jason Oliver did not slow down before hitting them. Raleigh police filed charges of second-degree murder and DWI against Jason Oliver of Durham. Jesus Garcia was killed and Walter Garcia was critically injured. Jason Oliver also faces charges of felony aggravated assault, driving with a revoked license, consuming alcohol while driving and having an open container of alcohol in his car. Jason Oliver had a previous DWI and had his license revoked in October of 2002. He was fined $300, given 18 month probation and was sentenced to 91 days in jail. He was driving on a revoked license in April 1999 and operating a motor vehicle without a license in April 1995. Jason Oliver had 23 charges filed against him since April of 1995, mostly in Durham and Vance and Craven counties. Jason Oliver will be transported to the Wake County Jail when he is released from WakeMed.