$40 Million Awarded In Arizona Teen’s Death

A Pima County jury awarded the parents of a Tucson boy killed by a drunk driver $40 million. Jose Rincon Jr., 14, and a friend were riding their bicycles, when Glenda Rumsey struck both teens with her car. Rincon died. City taxpayers will be responsible for a third of the total cost, with the driver and Chuy’s restaurant sharing responsibility for the rest. Ms. Rumsey, whose blood-alcohol level was 0.249 two hours after the crash, was sentenced to 14 years in prison last year. Chuy’s restaurant, had already settled with the family for an undisclosed amount. The city was found to be partially at fault because of the poor design of the road. The city says it will appeal. The city blamed Ms. Rumsey, saying roads can’t be designed to be drunken-driver-proof.

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