- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 28, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities say a Phoenix man has been arrested in connection with the death of a motorist changing a tire on Interstate 17.

Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say 61-year-old Ronald Hull was booked into jail on suspicion of one count of manslaughter, three counts of aggravated assault and three counts of endangerment.

Bond was set at $150,000 at Hull’s initial court appearance Wednesday. He doesn’t have a lawyer yet.

Authorities say Hull was the driver of a pickup truck that allegedly hit 24-year-old Steven Variale and two other people early Tuesday. Variale later died from his injuries.

DPS officials say a preliminary breath alcohol test showed Hull had a blood-alcohol level of 0.118 percent. That’s well above Arizona’s legal limit of 0.08 percent for drivers.



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