Council Bluffs man charged with vehicular homicide, OWI after fatal Perry crash
Prosecutors have formally charged a Council Bluffs man with vehicular homicide and drunken driving in connection with a Feb. 2 accident that killed a Minburn woman and put her son in the hospital.
The charges came Thursday, after lab results showed that Stephen J. Wink's blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit of 0.08, prosecutors said in a statement.
Wink, 53, had refused to take a breath test at the time of the crash that killed Danyel Hardisty and injured her 7-year-old son, Javen Sorenson, according to police.
Dallas County Attorney Chuck Sinnard told the Register last week he planned to file those charges — homicide by vehicle and operating while intoxicated — as well as a charge of serious injury by vehicle.
Daniel Lathrop is a staff writer on The Register's investigative team. He can be reached at email@example.com or (319) 244-8873. Follow him on Twitter as @lathropd or at https://www.facebook.com/lathropod.