Suspect makes first appearance in deadly pool hall crash

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LEE COUNTY, Fla. – The man accused of driving through a Cape Coral pool hall made his first appearance before a judge Saturday morning.

Officers say 75-year-old William Gulliver was driving under the influence five times the legal limit when he crashed into the Diamond Billiards hall, killing one person and injuring others.

In court, the state argued that Gulliver has a past DUI charge and considers him a flight risk, and asked for a $100,000 bond. However, the defense argued for a reduced bond.

Gullivers lawyer says the past DUI charge was 10 years ago, out of state, and says he was never convicted of that charge. The judge still placed his bond at $100,000.

Gullivers’ wife was in court as well. She was extremely emotional and told WINK News she doesn’t know what to say.

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