One of the reasons we post these articles about alleged DUI offenders is to show you the seriousness of the situation. DUI is no joke and you need to have a lawyer with experience on your side to help you fight the charges. Repeat DUI offenses have hard punishments, and if you kill someone after being convicted of DUI you could face murder charges as this report from Patch.com reveals.
A man from Chula Vista is being charged with DUI and murder after he severed a man’s leg with his vehicle in a curb-hopping accident. The accident happened last year. Police say that he left a bar in his vehicle and crashed into a parked vehicle. He ran, then returned to the scene.
After being confronted by witnesses, he ran off again in his vehicle and crashed over a curb and into a bus stop bench where the deceased was sitting. His leg was severed and he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
The man had two prior DUI convictions, which made him eligible for a murder charge in this case. The accused has told police that he is ready to deal with whatever happens next. He now face 20 years to life in prison over the incident.
Don’t let this happen to you. If you are suffering from alcoholism, seek help in whatever way you can. If you have been arrested for DUI, call our offices immediately for a free consultation. We are ready to help you. Our law firm serves the area of Los Angeles County.