BAC levels released in L-101 wrong-way crash

Posted at 11:38 AM, May 11, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-11 14:38:18-04

New information has been released regarding a wrong-way collision on the Loop 101 on April 3 that injured a family of four.

Court records reveal that the driver of the vehicle that was traveling the wrong-way on Loop 101 had a blood alcohol content of .185.

On April 3 around 3 a.m. multiple citizens reported a Jeep Cherokee driving northbound in the southbound lanes of Loop 101 near Union Hills Road.

The Cherokee continued until it struck a van, head on, near 19th Avenue. DPS says a mother from Glendale was in the van with her three children while her husband was following separately in another vehicle.

While the mother and two of the children were injured, they are all expected to make full recoveries.

The Cherokee was driven by 44-year-old David van Lenz. DPS said they found an open container of a "chocolate alcoholic beverage" in the Cherokee.

A blood draw on Van Lenz was done at the hospital and the DPS crime lab has reported that his BAC level was .185

Van Lenz has been charged with endangerment, aggravated assault and aggravated assault on a minor.