By SHERRI KOLADE
HEIGHTS — A 50-year-old Romulus resident accused of a fatal drunken driving crash decided not go through with his preliminary examination in 20th District Court May 2.
Vincent Sheridan was accused of driving drunk March 11, causing the death of a woman and short-term hospitalization of a man while they were stopped at a red light.
Police reports said Sheridan’s blood-alcohol content was at 0.24 percent (three times the legal limit of 0.08 in Michigan) when he hit the back of Dearborn Heights resident Denise Kechego’s Ford Mustang at 50 mph near Telegraph and Van Born where they were stopped.
Kechego, 46, died, and her passenger, Michael Eberline, also of Dearborn Heights, was hospitalized for a few days after the collision, according to published reports.
Sheridan was not injured in the fatal crash. He will now go through Wayne County Circuit Court for the rest of the case.
Sheridan faces charges of operating while intoxicated causing death, reckless driving causing death, reckless driving causing serious injury and operating while intoxicated, second offense.
Sheridan is out on bond and his next court date is at 9 a.m. May 16 at the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice.