Deadly Hit-And-Run Suspect Charged With Manslaughter, DUI


40-year-old David Todd is now charged with manslaughter, DUI, driving while license revoked, and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries. Police said he hit a pedestrian, 26-year-old Aubrey Coggin Sunday night, but took off.

A short time later he was captured by Orange Beach Police at a gas station near Elberta.

"It's our belief alcohol played a part in this based on our contact with the person who fled," said Gulf Shores Police Capt. Bill Cowan.

Witnesses said it was around 9:45 Sunday night when a vehicle stalled on the Holmes Bridge on Highway 59 in Gulf Shores. We're told by witnesses that Coggin had gotten out to direct traffic when he was hit.

On Monday Local 15 spoke to a man who said he knows the suspect. To him, news of the arrest is no surprise.

"We tried to get him to stop drinking, he drank a lot, get crazy, drink and drive," said the man who didn't wish to have his identity revealed. "We used to say all the time he's either going to kill himself or somebody."

Local 15 checked Todd's record and spotted numerous DUI arrests dating back to 2003.