“I ran to pull her out and gave her CPR and she was already gone. I tried. I prayed over her,” Carla told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Police say Benton smelled as if he had been drinking alcohol. A police report states that Benton had watery/glassy eyes, slurred speech and was unsteady on his feet. Officers also report that the man refused to take a breath test and field sobriety tests on the scene. Benton, who was handcuffed at the scene and taken down to a police station, reportedly refused further sobriety tests and demanded to contact an attorney. After being charged with the DUI, police escorted Benton to a hospital facility to be treated for minor injuries before he was placed at the county jail.
He was released on Monday after posting bail and could face additional charges if police believe he was responsible for Harris’ death.