The ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER has new information from the grand jury investigation into the car crash that killed Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim rookie pitcher Nick Adenhart. And if you didn’t already have the overwhelming urge to see accused DUI driver Andrew Gallo murdered in the most sadistic and cruel manner possible before, you will after reading about his actions in the aftermath of the crash that killed Adenhart and two others near Angels Stadium in April.
Not only did Gallo admit to police officers after the crash that he “absolutely” should not have been driving the night of the crash, he was apparently so hammered that he has no idea why he was in Fullerton in the first place since he and his step-brother had been drinking in Covina (almost 25 miles away). Especially since he “had never been in the city of Fullerton, doesn’t know anyone in the city of Fullerton and doesn’t know why he would be in the city of Fullerton.”
Also, not only did Gallo flee the scene, he also encouraged his injured stepbrother to do the same, telling Raymond Rivera to “run, bitch” when Rivera awoke following the crash. Rivera stayed but Gallo ran, eventually being caught 30 minutes later. When the arrested officer was handcuffing him, his response to the accident was simple: “My bad.” Which is fine when you spill ketchup on someone, but not when you run a stop light and kill three people.
We also know more about how Gallo got so loaded that night. He and Rivera had gone out to a bar at 4 p.m. that day to celebrate Gallo’s new job and his “getting a government unemployment check.” (Your tax dollars at work.) From there, they went to a bar called The Well, downing beers, shots and sake until 10:30 p.m., when they left to do whatever in Fullerton. And it turns out that they didn’t have a really well thought out designated driver system:
“I told him I’m going to start blanking out. …. I told him, ‘You’re going to have to drive, because it’s going to be a real big problem,’” Rivera testified. “I knew he has a much higher tolerance to alcohol than I do.”
It also turns out that Gallo had been kicked out of a Christian-themed rehab program in December 2008, which sounds about right - I can’t imagine that one of Satan’s minions would be welcome there.