Suspected Drunk Driver Alexander Yohn Arrested After Killing Motorcyclist

Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Andrew Silva, who was killed in a Fremont motorcycle accident on March 25, 2014.

Alexander Yohn, 23, of Emeryville, was arrested following the collision at Fremont Boulevard and Decoto Road. An employee from a nearby Taco Bell told authorities that Yohn drove his Mini Cooper through the restaurant’s drive-through, where the employee saw Yohn acting belligerently and appearing intoxicated. The employee called Fremont police, who were dispatched and spotted Yohn driving at a high rate of speed down Fremont Boulevard. The police officer tried to stop Yohn, but he failed to yield and ran a red light, crashing into a motorcyclist. The motorcyclist died at the scene. He was identified as Andrew Silva, of Union City. Silva served in the U.S. Marine Corp and had recently returned from service in Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife and 2-year-old son.

Alexander Yohn then crashed his car into a utility pole. When it caught fire, he ran from his car and into a nearby field, where the officer took him into custody. He was booked at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit-and-run causing death or injury. He will appear in court on Thursday, March 27.

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