A 33-year-old Overland Park man’s blood alcohol content was more than triple the legal limit when his car struck and killed a pedestrian early Saturday, according to court records released Monday.
Jackson County prosecutors charged Aldo D. Rivera-Campillo with involuntary manslaughter and leaving the scene of an accident in the wreck that killed Stephen C. Reddy, 51, of Kansas City.
Police believe Reddy was headed home and walking in or along the road about 3 a.m. when he was struck by a southbound vehicle near 80th Street and Troost Avenue. Reddy died at the scene.
A police captain found Reddy’s body and debris from a gray or silver car in the road.
Meanwhile, other drivers called police to report a reckless driver in the area. One witness forced the driver to pull over near Bannister Road and Wayne Avenue. The driver’s car had a shattered windshield, a dented hood and damage to the front bumper and driver’s side mirror. Officers smelled alcohol on the driver, identified in court records as Rivera-Campillo, and noted glass shards on his clothes.
Rivera-Campillo told police he had been drinking in Westport since about midnight and “thought he hit something on the road,” according to court records. Blood tests showed his blood alcohol level at .252, more than 3 times the state’s legal limit of .08. His driver’s license expired in 2009, court records said.