One of the greatest dangers for repeat DUI drivers is a California law that allows murder charges to be brought if someone is killed in a crash. A murder conviction can put you behind bars for decades, if not the rest of your life. Here is an example of this law in action.
The Daily Bulletin shared a case where an Alhambra man was convicted of second-degree murder. He now faces 15 years to life in prison. The man was on probation for DUI when he got drunk again and caused a crash on the 210 Freeway in Claremont in 2014. He rear-ended another vehicle and caused it to hit an embankment, rolling over and killing the young driver inside.
Evidence at the trial showed the drunk driver had a 0.20 BAC. Additionally, he tried to run from the scene.
It’s too late for this man, but it might not be for you. If you have already been convicted of DUI in California, you must take special care to never drive DUI again. Not only are the DUI penalties greater for repeat offenders, but you could accidentally kill someone and end up with a murder charge.
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