Deadly Dental Hygienist Charged with DUI Hit-and-Run
Delia Aguila, 27, was driving drunk over the weekend when she struck and killed a couple who were changing a flat tire. Aguila, a dental hygienist, has been charged with two counts of aggravated DUI involving a death. She was given a ticket for driving without insurance, failure to reduce speed, transporting an open container of alcohol, failure to render aid, transporting an open container of alcohol, and driving without a license. Apparently, Delia Aguila has never had a license even though she could have tried to obtain one. After the accident, her blood alcohol levels were tested and it was discovered that she was more than two times over the legal limit. Her bond was set at $300,000.
Prosecutors said that the victims had pulled their vehicle to the side of the road at around 10:45 p.m.; Aguila drove her Nissan Quest SUV at about 60 mph when she swerved and struck William Brunson, 39, and Victoria Means, 34. Brunson was knocked out of his shoes and died by the force of the impact, and Means was knocked out of her coat and was pronounced dead shortly after being transported to a medical center.
After the crash Aguila kept driving and made a right turn. Police tracked her down and found her SUV struck on railroad tracks. Police say the wheels were spinning because Aguila was trying to accelerate. Her SUV had heavy front-end damage and Aguila had glass in her hair. Police say she had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and was crying. On the passenger side of her vehicle, there was an open bottle of vodka. Her attorney, Myron Goldstein, said that she is a longtime dental hygienist and supports a 10-year-old and a 2-year-old son. An assistant who has worked with Aguila for eight years said in a telephone interview that their whole office was in shock over the news. Segarra called Aguila as “one hell of a good person” who was a caring and dedicated mother, who worked hard to support her children and her live-in boyfriend. “She’s always working hard, trying to support her family,” Segarra said. “She never really goes out at all. It’s just a crazy situation.”