Man run over trying to stop daughter from driving

By From page A6 | June 15, 2014

RIVERSIDE — Authorities in Southern California say a 69-year-old man who was trying to prevent his daughter from driving drunk was run over and killed by the woman in her driveway.

Riverside police Sgt. Dan Reeves said Saturday that 37-year-old Soukvilay Barton ignored her father’s pleas not to drive and backed her BMW convertible out of the garage, striking him.

Bounmy Rajsombath was rushed to a Riverside hospital, where he was pronounced dead Friday night.

Barton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police say they don’t know if Barton has a lawyer, and a listed number for her couldn’t be located.

Witnesses say Barton had been drinking and arguing with family members. She stopped the car after seeing that her father was injured and sat sobbing before being taken into custody.


The Associated Press

The Associated Press


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  • Skeptic ScroogeJune 15, 2014 - 5:40 am

    Really the dads fault, he was the sober one, he shouldn't have stood in front of a moving vehicle. He should have let the air out of her tires before she took off.

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  • CD BrooksJune 15, 2014 - 6:20 am

    DUI. The guilty are rarely injured. Where is the justice?

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  • Ulises GuberJune 15, 2014 - 4:46 pm

    Happy Fathers Day !

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