Driver Charged With Vehicular Homicide While Under the Influence of Alcohol After Striking and Killing Elderly Couple in November

by Patrick Herron

Per MCPD: A Gaithersburg man has been arrested on charges related to a fatal pedestrian collision that occurred on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 47-year-old Davinder Singh of Gaithersburg was arrested on Friday, February 10.

The investigation revealed that Singh was driving his Toyota Prius west on School Drive when he struck and killed 65-year-old Miguel Antonio Ortiz and 70-year-old Ana Margarita Ortiz, a married couple from Gaithersburg, who were crossing the street to vote at the school polling place. Singh was found to be driving under the influence of alcohol.

The lead charges were two counts of vehicular homicide while under the influence of alcohol (Maryland Criminal Law Article 2-503), which is a felony. Singh was indicted on January 13, 2023, by the Montgomery County grand jury and arrested on February 10, 2023, after returning from overseas.

An indictment is not a finding of guilt. Davinder Singh is presumed innocent until proven guilty, pending the outcome of a trial.


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