A Fort Wayne man was charged Wednesday with driving drunk when he struck and killed a motorcyclist in late May.
Dean F. Hazelett, 67, of the 1700 block of Third Street, was charged in Allen Superior Court with causing death when operating a vehicle while intoxicated and reckless homicide. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
Hazelett is accused of turning in front of and hitting a motorcycle at Spring Street and Rumsey Avenue May 25. The crash killed the motorcyclist, James K. Markey, 27, who died at a hospital.
Markey was traveling east on Spring while Hazelett was driving west, police said.
Hazelett had a blood alcohol level of 0.154%, nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08%, according to a probable cause affidavit written by officer Kyle Hartman of the Fort Wayne Police Department. Hazelett's blood was drawn about 9:20 p.m., about two hours after the crash, the affidavit said.
Hazelett cooperated with police during the investigation. He needed help walking and his eyes were watery and bloodshot, the affidavit said.