Saturday, June 27, 2009

Drunken Pentecostal Minister Kills Attorney?

From the Kentucky Injury Lawyer Blog:

The Kentucky Enquirer is reporting that a Pentecostal minister is being held on $750,000 bail after being accused in a drunk-driving crash that killed a Northern Kentucky prosecutor.

Daniel Keith Gabbard, 40, of Butler, faces 20 years to life in prison if he is found guilty of wanton murder in the June 8 death of Doug Wright.

Wright had served as the commonwealth attorney for Harrison, Nicholas, Pendleton and Robertson counties for three years. He was married with two children.

Gabbard, an independent truck driver and pastor of Uptown Church in Over-the-Rhine, was driving his semi truck south on U.S. 27 near Butler when he crossed the center line and smashed head-on into prosecutor Doug Wright's 1990 Buick Riviera, according to state police.

Gabbard was being held at Hamilton County Justice Center and had decided not to fight extradition to Kentucky. He also is charged with driving drunk. Police have not released his blood-alcohol level.

All mention of Daniel Keith Gabbard's existence seems to have been removed from the official Gabbard Family/Uptown Church website. A cached copy can be seen here on ZoomInfo.

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