Vehicular Homicide Antidepressants 2010-09-02 South Dakota Man Taking Multiple Antidepressants Kills Pedestrian
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Paragraphs two and three read:  "David Julius Bendt, 42, of Sioux Falls was driving east on 57th Street and allegedly under the influence of multiple anti-depressant medications and a small amount of alcohol at 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 19 when he veered left and struck 49-year-old Kevin Rogers."

"Bendt's blood alcohol content tested at .037 – well below the legal limit of .08 – but police said his medications were not meant to be mixed with alcohol."



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Driver accused of killing bicyclist indicted on vehicular homicide charge

John Hult • Argus Leader • September 2, 2010

The driver accused of striking and killing a Sioux Falls cyclist when he passed out at the wheel has been indicted on a charge of vehicular homicide.


David Julius Bendt, 42, of Sioux Falls was driving east on 57th Street and allegedly under the influence of multiple anti-depressant medications and a small amount of alcohol at 5:40 p.m. on Aug. 19 when he veered left and struck 49-year-old Kevin Rogers.

Bendt's blood alcohol content tested at .037 – well below the legal limit of .08 – but police said his medications were not meant to be mixed with alcohol.

A grand jury returned an indictment on Wednesday for one count of vehicular homicide and two counts of DUI for driving under the combined influence of alcohol and controlled substances. They heard testimony from five law enforcement officers and two eyewitnesses.

If convicted, Bendt could face 15 years in prison and two years in jail.