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Police say driver in deadly Auburn taxi crash was drinking

auburncrashAUBURN — Police say the driver involved in the crash that killed a taxi driver in Auburn had been drinking.

Floyd Duane Gonzales, 29, was being held in King County Jail on $1 million bail. He is being investigated for vehicular homicide and felony hit-and-run.

“We believe he had sufficient alcohol for impairment,” said Auburn police Cmdr. Mike Hirman.

Brian Love, 56, was killed when a white SUV ran a red light and barreled into his cab early last Friday morning.  He was just getting off his shift.

Police say Gonzalez took off running and was caught a block away.

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4 Comments to “Police say driver in deadly Auburn taxi crash was drinking”

    Skip said:
    July 8, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    Some people are just bad drivers to begin with. They think everyday is race day, they're self centered, careless and then add some booze into the mix –bad news. This jerk needs to be put into prison for along time.

    Someone said:
    July 8, 2013 at 10:01 PM

    I do not believe in drinking and driving however I know floyd on a personal level and he was a very caring great kid that chose the wrong thing to do one evening he will be missed daily at work and not only did one family loose someone there are two family that lost here

      Natalie Smith said:
      July 12, 2013 at 12:56 AM

      Not only his arrest record but the fact that he took the life of a man who was loved by so many and as someone who worked with and was a friend of Brian Love the "good kid" might not of wanted to be driving drunk at 6am and if he does less than 10 years he is a lucky boy. I pray that justice is served and he pays dearly for taking Brian away from all of us

    Auburn Resident said:
    July 9, 2013 at 1:00 PM

    I really don't know how you can say that Floyd was a good kid. He has spent his life in trouble and causing problems. His arrest record alone shows that.

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