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New count follows charges in fatal DUI

New count follows
charges in fatal DUI

By Kim Smith | Arizona Daily Star | Tucson, Arizona

A Tucson man awaiting trial on manslaughter and DUI charges was involved in another crash two weeks ago while driving drunk, according to police and court records.

According to a Tucson Police Department report, Douglas Scott Perrin, 38, was driving east on East Golf Links Road on Jan. 5 when his vehicle ran into the back of another car stopped at a red light at South Camino Seco at about noon.

Perrin and his 6-year-old daughter weren't injured, and neither were the driver of the other car, Brandon Calvert, and his son, 2.

On Tuesday, Perrin was indicted by a Pima County grand jury on one count of aggravated driving while under the influence of an intoxicating liquor or drugs while a minor was present and one count of child abuse.

The Jan. 5 crash mirrors one last July 14 that killed Charles Darnell Parker, 61.

Police said Parker was stopped at a red light near South Kolb and East Stella roads when his vehicle was rear-ended by Perrin's.

Parker suffered a broken neck and died three weeks later from his injuries.

According to police reports, Perrin was driving 13 miles per hour over the speed limit when he hit Parker's vehicle. He was driving 10 mph under the speed limit when he struck Calvert's car, police say.

According to police and court records, this is Perrin's third DUI-related arrest since October 2004.

At the time of the Parker crash, Perrin was serving a year's unsupervised probation for a DUI conviction.

In that case, he was pulled over after being seen

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