Bruce Jenner was reportedly not under the influence of any drugs or alcohol during his recently fatal car crash, which resulted in the death of a woman. Several tests have been done, and all of them are said to have come back clean, with the former Olympian having a B.A level of 0.00 percent.
The tests in question included not only a breathalyzer, but also field sobriety and blood tests to make sure there was absolutely no way that the 65-year-old had been even slightly impaired in his ability to functionally operate a motor vehicle at the time of the accident. Law enforcement officials at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have issued a statement saying that they are fully satisfied at this point in their investigation that impairment had absolutely nothing to do with the crash. Authorities were also said to be looking for possible hormonal drugs due to Jenner’s recent steps towards becoming a woman, but nothing of the sort showed up in his system either.
This does not mean, however, that the father of six is off the hook altogether. Recent reports have come out stating that the key prosecuting attorney in the case is flat-out disputing the initial version of what is said to have caused the accident that left one victim, 69-year-old Kim Howe, dead. Robert Simon is giving the statement that Jenner’s SUV not only rear-ended the white Lexus that was in front of him, but kept driving despite this collision afterwards due to the Lexus being pushed out of his way and allowing for him to keep going. The Lexus was then hit head-on by another vehicle, a Hummer H2, leading to her death. The identity of the individual who was driver the Hummer when the crash occurred has remained undisclosed.
Simon says that after Jenner kept driving, his Cadillac Escalade then collided with the vehicle of the client he is currently representing, 29-year-old Jessica Steindorff. Initially, authorities believed that Jenner’s vehicle had collided with Howe’s Lexus which then crashed into Steindorff’s vehicle, essentially totaling the front of the deceased’s car. Regardless of whether the attorney in question’s version of events ends up ringing true, his client could potentially be in a boatload of trouble given that she was not driving on a valid license at the time of the incident. Her license had been suspended since 2013, after she failed to appear in court to deal with a matter regarding a speeding ticket. However, Simon insists that his client was unaware that she was not allowed to drive as no one informed her that her license had been suspended, something he says she should not be prosecuted for (the woman is potentially facing a misdemeanor driving charge.)
It remains to be seen just how much, if at all, Bruce Jenner will be implicated in this past Sunday’s tragic car accident that left one woman dead. Authorities say that they still must review the video footage of the incident in order to make absolutely sure they have all the facts on the matter before moving forward with any kind of legal action.
By Rebecca Grace