Suspected drunk driver in court for teen's death

Suspected drunk driver in court for teen's death

Martin Juarez faces second degree murder charge for the death of 18-year-old Breana Webb.
The suspected drunk driver accused of killing 18-year-old Breana Webb early Monday morning, made his first court appearance Tuesday. Martin Juarez, 33, faces second degree murder charges, including DUI causing bodily injury. He's being held on $1.2 million bail.

In court, it was revealed Juarez is also charged with hit-and-run.

The District Attorney's office says Juarez ran from the crash scene on Coffee Road, but was caught after a short chase.

Juarez pleaded 'not guilty' to all charges. His attorney says this case may not be a cut and dry DUI.

"If you are hypoglycemic and you have a hypoglycemic event, many emergency rooms will mistake that for being under the influence of alcohol. We don't know what's going on. But, I understand there may be some issues there we may need to look into. We haven't seen the reports. There's obviously going to be issues as to who caused what to happen," said Bill Slocumb, Juarez's attorney.

Juarez is also charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing bodily injury, and hit-and-run causing death or permanent injury. His next court appearance is January 8th.

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