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Becky Ettinger Arrested DUI Crash Laguna Beach Laguna Canyon Road

Becky Ettinger Arrested DUI Crash Laguna Beach Laguna Canyon Road

Becky Merrifield Ettinger, 68, Suspect in Laguna Beach Fatal DUI Crash

LAGUNA BEACH, CA (August 8, 2021) – Authorities detained Becky Ettinger after a DUI crash that killed a bicyclist in Laguna Beach.

Police determined that the 68-year-old Huntington Beach woman was under the influence when the wreck took place on Saturday night.

The incident began when Becky Merrifield Ettinger was driving on Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. At the same time, the motorcyclist was trying to pass three vehicles in front of him.

Stefano Albano, 55, Killed in Motorcycle Crash

Laguna Beach police said Becky Ettinger then made a U-turn directly into the path of the rider. In the process, she collided with the bike in the 2300 block of Laguna Canyon Road.

The Orange County Register wrote that the accident occurred on August 7 at about 10:15 p.m. It happened just past the Laguna College of Art and Design.

Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene. Officers identified him as 55-year-old Corona resident Stefano Albano.

Meanwhile, police soon arrested Becky Ettinger on suspicion of DUI. The fatal Laguna Beach DUI crash is still under investigation.


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