Sean Patrick Riley, guitarist of Chicago experimental metal septet Bloodiest, has been charged with aggravated manslaughter following an accident this past weekend that killed a man. On Sunday (24) evening, Riley allegedly struck and killed a 55 year-old man, according to DNAInfo. Riley stayed on the scene after hitting the victim, who was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he later died. An undercover officer said that the guitarist pulled over and was in a “dazed physical state” and witnesses smelled alcohol on his breath.
Riley was later taken to a police station, where he admitted he’d “had a few” and initially refused a sobriety test. When he finally consented to one several hours later, he was found to have a blood alcohol content of .16 percent, which is twice the legal limit. Riley was charged with aggravated DUI, two counts of DUI, driving without insurance and striking a pedestrian in a roadway. He was ordered held on $200,000 bail.
Bloodiest signed with Relapse in 2010 and released an album in 2011. The band includes Yakuza’s singer/saxophonist Bruce Lamont.