Woodruff police have arrested a man who they say was driving under the influence when he struck and killed another driver in April.
On April 13, 91-year-old Minnie Lee Gray died on the scene of a collision near the intersection of Eastbrook Drive and Pearson Street around 11:50 a.m.
On August 27, officers arrested the other driver in the collision, identified as 28-year-old Gamaliel Bennett Otijele of Woodruff.
According to the incident report, officers were able to smell a strong scent of alcohol on Otijele on scene, and initially did not cooperate with officers when they attempted to read him his rights.
He also failed a field sobriety test requiring him to track the finger movements of an officer.
Bystanders also told police they witnessed Otijele throw a liquor bottle from his car. Officers found the half-empty bottle nearby.
Otijele eventually admitted he did drink earlier that morning.
Bond for Otijele was set at $12,500. As of writing, he remains in jail at the Spartanburg County Detention Center.
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