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Thursday 28 August 2014

Father run over in driveway horror

Published 16/06/2014 | 03:47

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Police lead Soukvilay Barton away in handcuffs after she was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in California (AP/The Press-Enterprise, Brian Rokos)

A 69-year-old man has died after being run over by his daughter in her driveway as he tried to prevent her from drink-driving, police in California said.

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Officers revealed 37-year-old Soukvilay Barton ignored her father's pleas not to drive and backed her BMW convertible out of the garage in Riverside, striking him.

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

Barton was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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.

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