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Driver in court for killing couple in DUI crash
November 06, 2013, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Marjorie Reitzell

A 54-year-old driver accused of fatally slamming into a Menlo Park couple walking their dog and another vehicle carrying four teenagers appeared in court yesterday for the first time since her arrest in the collision that also injured the victims’ dog and orphaned their three teenage children.

Marjorie Reitzell, of Redwood City, was charged with two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter and two felony counts of driving while under the influence causing injury. Reitzell, who is on probation for a separate driving while under the influence misdemeanor conviction last November, appeared with a court-appointed attorney but put off a plea until Thursday.

A judge upheld her $2 million bail and she remains in custody.

Reitzell is accused of killing Balbir and Kamal Singh just before 7 p.m. Oct. 24 as they walked their dog on Chilco Street. Reitzell, who is on probation for a 2012 DUI conviction, reportedly struck the couple from behind before going over a center divider and hitting the second car head-on before coming to rest against a tree. The couple died at the scene and their Chihuahua was injured but survived. He was treated at the Peninsula Humane Society.

Prosecutors have not released a specific blood alcohol level for Reitzell but said it was “significantly more than twice the legal limit.” She had been drinking heavily all day, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

Reitzell was actually due in court the Monday after the crash but required medical care after complaining of chest pains and has been hospitalized the past week.

In addition to the DUI conviction, Reitzell also has previous drug-related convictions.

 

 

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