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St. Petersburg man charged with vehicular homicide in November crash

A St. Petersburg man was arrested Tuesday on charges he drove his car drunk in early November and killed the woman who was his passenger.

Police said Christopher S. Davis, 53, was driving his Buick Roadmaster north on Fourth Street just before 7 p.m. Nov. 11 when he tried to turn left onto 54th Avenue North and into the path of an oncoming Toyota. The Toyota, driven by Teresa A. Downey, 42, of St. Petersburg collided with the front passenger side of the Buick, killing Davis's passenger, Cathy McMahon, 42, of St. Petersburg.

Blood samples taken a little over an hour later resulted in a blood alcohol content reading of .077, which police said means his BAC would have been over the legal limit of .08 at the time of the crash

According to Florida Department of Law Enforcement records, Davis has been arrested six times on battery charges since 1997.

Davis was arrested Tuesday and charged with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and DUI manslaughter. He was taken to the Pinellas County Jail, where he remained Wednesday without bail.

St. Petersburg man charged with vehicular homicide in November crash 02/19/14 [Last modified: Wednesday, February 19, 2014 4:31pm]

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