Ryan Wick of Riverside charged for murder in DUI killing in Ontario

Posted: May 25, 2022

RIVERSIDE, CA (May 25, 2022)Ryan Wick, owner of Wick’s Brewery, has been charged for murder in killing Gary Boeldt last week in a DUI accident according to the Daily Bulletin.

We initially reported that Wick, 39, had been charged with four DUIs in the past, and that he continued to drive while intoxicated, showing complete negligence and disregard for others.

The San Bernardino District Attorney’s Office decided to charge Wick with murder this time, in addition to DUI, after he crashed his white Audi into Boeldt’s BMW SUV, causing the SUV to roll multiple times down a hill and landing on the street below. Reports say that Wick was traveling in excess of 100 mph.

Boeldt was killed in the accident, and his wife Christine Carroll who was in the car with him at the time was injured. They were headed to Lake Tahoe at the time of the accident to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

Wick was able to post his $1.1 million bail and plead not guilty to both charges brought against him. He is due back in court June 6.

Liability In Ontario DUI Car Accidents

It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:

  • Delayed reaction times
  • Loss of muscle control
  • Impaired judgment
  • Lowered alertness

The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.

Investigating An Ontario DUI Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of Gary Boeldt, and for the recovery and justice for Christine Carrol and Gary’s son, Bryan. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.

Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Ontario? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (888) 395-7234.



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