A Maricopa County man, Kevin Richard Hevel, was sentenced to 16 years in prison for a fatal DUI crash that took the life of 61-year-old Peter Rankin.
On September 22, 2017 police received multiple 911 calls that a man was driving erratically and was believed to be intoxicated near 95th and Glendale Avenues. As the defendant continued to drive along Glendale Avenue he drove off the roadway and struck Mr. Rankin who was riding his bicycle on the sidewalk. Rankin was hit with enough force to throw his body into a nearby light pole causing fatal injuries. Hevel then continued to drive away from the area and collided with a marked police car.
Hevel admitted to officers at the scene that he had “a lot to drink” and later was found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.235.