Bicyclist killed, driver arrested in DUI accident
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 32-year-old is dead and a man now behind bars following a DUI accident.
According to police, Melvin Andrews admitted to drinking at a local club before getting behind the wheel just before 11 p.m. Thursday.
As he was traveling in the 4100 block of Raines, the 62-year-old allegedly hit bicyclist Kenya Matthews.
Police said Andrews failed a field sobriety test and didn’t have insurance or a driver’s license.
He was charged with vehicular homicide involving DUI and violation of the Ricky Otts Law.
The Ricky Otts Law requires police to arrest drivers in serious accidents that do not have a valid driver’s license or proof of insurance.