WEST FARGO — Prosecutors have charged the driver of a vehicle involved in a June crash that killed 38-year-old Johnny Grey.
Daniel Aaron Dal Pozzo, 34, of West Fargo, faces a felony charge of criminal vehicular homicide for allegedly driving with a blood-alcohol level that was more than twice the legal limit, according to documents filed Friday, Oct. 4, in Cass County District Court.
On the night of June 22, Grey was a passenger in a vehicle driven by Dal Pozzo that crashed in the 1400 block of 10th Street Southwest in West Fargo.
The car was going south on 10th Street Southwest when it went into the wrong lane and struck several parked vehicles that were unoccupied, court papers show.
Grey, a local hair stylist, died at the scene from injuries suffered in the crash, court papers show.
Dal Pozzo was taken to the hospital with serious injuries and was placed under arrest in the emergency room, court papers show. He was medically sedated and was not conscious at the hospital.
Authorities obtained a search warrant to take two blood samples from Dal Pozzo. The first test found his blood-alcohol level was .227%, and the second test found it was .212%, court papers show. The legal limit to drive is .08%.
Dal Pozzo told officers at the scene he drank before driving and that he drank “a lot,” according to court papers.
After Dal Pozzo was discharged from the hospital, authorities interviewed him and he said he had no memory of the crash or the events leading up to the crash, court papers show.
The charges against Dal Pozzo came shortly after The Forum published a story based on an interview with Callie Nelson, a former girlfriend of Grey's and the mother of his daughter. Nelson was frustrated that Dal Pozzo had not yet been charged.
In addition to criminal vehicular homicide, Dal Pozzo faces a misdemeanor charge of driving under suspension and three misdemeanor charges of criminal mischief for damage caused to the parked vehicles he crashed into, court papers show. Court records did not list an attorney for Dal Pozzo.