A DUI in California can lead to several, possibly severe penalties. If there is no death or serious injury resulting from the DUI, it may just be a misdemeanor, but there are also over $1,800 in fines, a 48-hour-jail sentence, and the mandatory sentence to and completion of a 90-day alcohol treatment program costing $500. If a person is killed or injured as a result of a DUI, the offending person can be charged with a felony and faces being jailed in state prison from up to five years. As the Daily News reports, one such man is facing felony DUI charges in connection with an accident.
The incident occurred at just after 2:10 a.m. on the 110 Freeway near downtown Los Angeles. The two-vehicle accident was located near 23rd Street in the northbound lanes of the highway.
49-year-old Reyes Lazaro had stopped his black 1999 BMW 323i in the No. 1 lane. He decided to exit his vehicle and walked to the trunk.
49-year-old Byung Mi was traveling at approximately 60 mph in a Honda Accord when he struck Lazaro and his vehicle. A resident of Culver City, Lazaro was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mi, who is from Cypress, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury.
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