Saturday, September 5, 2009
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE - A man accused of driving drunk and running down a young mother in front of her home was formally charged Thursday.
Indictments were handed down on 39-year-old Constantin Toncz, charging him with vehicular homicide, driving under the influence and failure to return to the scene of an accident.
Just after 9 p.m. on June 7, police said, Toncz, driving a Ford F-350, struck 25-year-old Sabrina Stanek in front of her Belmont Lane home. Stanek was crushed between Toncz's truck and another truck parked on the street, according to reports.
Witnesses said Stanek, the mother of two young children, was trying to flag Toncz down because he was speeding through the residential area.
A neighbor said after Stanek was hit, Toncz got out of his truck and asked if he had hit a garbage can. When he learned he hit a woman, police said, Toncz parked the truck and ran down to the street to his ex-wife's house.
Toncz reportedly struck at least two mailboxes and was driving recklessly up and down the street minutes before Stanek was hit.
Toncz, who was out on bond for felony theft when the incident occurred, remains at the Gwinnett County Jail without bond.