Sep 8, 2016

Robert Bergerson III charged with three felonies resulting from the traffic collision that allegedly caused the death of a pedestrian; alcohol level alleged to be 0.16%

Robert Willard Bergeson III, the alleged suspect in the traffic collision on September 4, will be arraigned this afternoon at 1:29 in Courtroom 5.

He is charged with three felonies. Count 1 Vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence; Count 2Driving under the Influence of an Alcoholic Beverage causing injury; and Count 3 Driving with a 0.08% blood alcohol content causing injury. In the complaint filed, Bergeson's blood alcohol level is alleged to be 0.16%










Sep 5, 2016


APD identify pedestrian killed in alleged traffic collision on 14th and H street

On September 4, 2016 at about 7:15 pm, the Arcata Police Department investigated a fatal, vehicle versus pedestrian, traffic collision at the intersection of 14th Street and H Street in Arcata.
 The driver of the vehicle, Robert Willard Bergeson III, was determined to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of the collision and was arrested. The pedestrian, identified as 55-year-old Arcata resident Alan Edward Gradwohl, was pronounced deceased at the scene.


 The incident remains under investigation and anyone that may have witnessed the collision or has information is asked to contact the Arcata Police Department at 822-2424.




           Bergeson

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