Accused drunk driver facing manslaughter charges

Accused drunk driver facing manslaughter charges

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by NewsChannel 36

WCNC.com

Posted on October 30, 2011 at 9:44 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 30 at 1:00 PM

Charlotte, N.C. -- A woman was hit and killed early Sunday morning while trying to cross the street in Uptown and now the driver is facing a list of charges.

Police tell NewsChannel 36, 60-year-old Stephen John Watts hit 31-year-old Autumn Lynn Soyka on East Seventh Street around 1:00am Sunday morning.
 
Soyka was pronounced dead on the scene. A field sobriety test determined that Watts had been drinking.

He faces Involuntary Manslaughter, Driving While Intoxicated and a License Restriction Violation.

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