Court documents reveal 29-year-old sailor Peter Teneyck was already drunk the night of Sunday, May 4th when he got behind the wheel to buy more alcohol. Records say while out on the beer run, Teneyck hit 50-year-old Jim Miller Jr. at the Oceanfront. Miller later died at the hospital. The documents say Teneyck’s blood alcohol content was .25 that night.
The sailor was about a mile from his home when police say he hit Miller on Pacific Avenue and 17th Street. Court records say when officers got there, Teneyck smelled of alcohol and was swaying back and forth.
Documents say the Navy petty officer has two previous DUI convictions. The first one was in 2007 in West Virginia and the other in 2008 in New York. He was also charged with a DUI in New York in 2009.
The Navy says Teneyck serves as a quarter master second class at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, but is on long-term limited duty while undergoing medical treatment at Duke. The Navy would not specify why.
Teneyck is charged with and Involuntary Manslaughter as a result of DUI and DUI 2nd offense.
A judge issued a $25,000 secured bond for Teneyck but under the conditions that he leave jail and immediately go to a naval facility in Portsmouth where he will be transferred to another military institution.
He must notify the court once he's transferred and can only leave the base for necessary medical care (at Duke) or to meet with his attorney.
He can only be transported by the military, his mother, father or sister. He cannot use any alcohol or illegal drugs and will be monitored via SCRAM device.
He is scheduled to be in court June 25.