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Man arrested for deaths of brother, cousin

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by Mindy Aguon

Guam - 29-year-old Eric Jonah Santos Carrigaga was arrested by police today in connection with the death of his brother and cousin. Carriaga is accused of driving drunk when he lost control of his car and crashed into a guard rail near Father Duenas Memorial School in Mangilao.

The crash occurred on April 9. His passengers - 25-year old Jermaine Carriaga and 19-year old Jayneal Quintanilla - died in the crash. 

The Chalan Pago man was arrested on numerous charges including two counts each of vehicular homicide while intoxicated, negligent homicide, dui with injuries as well as reckless driving.  Police also tacked on charges for Carriaga not having a driver's license, an expired registration and no insurance.

According to court documents, the police investigation into the crash revealed that Carriaga was speeding at 82 miles an hour when he collided with the guard rail and that his blood alcohol level was double the legal limit. Additionally officers noted that he tested positive for cannabinoids.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 18.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 18.

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