Two More Arrested in Forsyth County Crash

Posted by Richard Lawson | Jun 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Forsyth Sheriff's Office have arrested two of the passengers that were in involved in the DUI accident that claimed the life of Paul Louis Castell, Jr. on June 1, 2014

Authorities have said they believe that mere minutes after leaving a party, a pickup truck with five teenaged passengers struck a telephone pole, killing Castell, Jr.  He was ejected from the truck upon impact, and police have speculated that he was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

Just after the wreck, police arrested the driver of the truck, Adam Robert Joseph Di Millo, and the host of the party, Jeremiah Luke Funke. Di Millo has been charged with vehicular homicide, DUI, Reckless Driving, Driving Too Fast For Conditions, Failure To Maintain Lane, Violation Of Seat Belt Law, and two counts of Violating Class D License Restrictions. Funke was charged with Possession Of Marijuana Under One Ounce, Consumption Of Alcohol By A Minor, and Maintaining A Disorderly House.

The other two surviving passengers have now been charged in the crash.  Delton Cook, 18, of Cumming, and John Fulkerson, 17, also of Cumming, are being charged with reckless conduct and possession and/or consumption of alcohol by a person under the age of 21.

Fulkerson turned himself in to law enforcement Friday evening, and Cook did the same Saturday morning.  Both boys posted bond and were released.

For drivers who have had their licenses for less than six months, a Class D license forbids driving from midnight until 6 AM.  Also, passengers under 21 are not allowed in the vehicle unless they are relatives.

DUI is a very serious charge, and when someone loses a life, the consequences are much more severe.  Second Degree Vehicular Homicide in Georgia is a misdemeanor that occurs when a person is killed as the result of the violation of a minor traffic offense.

While Felony-Grade Vehicular Homicide, as in the case above, is charged when the driver is found to have been DUI or driving recklessly.  Felony Vehicular Homicide can carry a sentence of five to fifteen years in prison.

This is a sad case for all involved.

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