In the state of California, there are a few ways that a person can be convicted of DUI. One of the most basic is by proving that a person’s blood-alcohol content (BAC) is above a certain level. For most adults, this level is .08%. For adults that have a commercial driver’s license (CDL), this point is lowered to .04% regardless of the vehicle a person is driving. For people who are already on probation for a previous DUI conviction, that level is also .04%. For those who are under the legal drinking age of 21, that level is lowered significantly to .01% due to the state’s zero-tolerance policy.
A News Café reports on a Redding DUI accident that claimed a life and injured several others. 24-year-old Matthew Cave Sieglock was killed in a DUI-related accident on March 21.
A Redding Police Officer was on patrol when she noticed two vehicles that had been involved in a recent accident.
It was determined that 41-year-old Larose Marie Kelly had been driving a 1972 Chevy two-door west on South Street. Kelly then turned onto California against a red light and was struck by a 2017 Toyota pickup truck.
There were three passengers in Kelly’s vehicle and the damage was significant enough that they needed to be extracted. One of those passengers was Sieglock, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
The two other passengers also suffered injuries. One of those passengers was treated and released. The other is still in the hospital receiving treatment for those injuries.
Police extricated Kelly and performed a field sobriety test and determined that she had been under the influence of alcohol. She was taken to a hospital to be treated for her injuries.
Once she has been medically cleared, Kelly will be booked into the Shasta County Jail on charges of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and for DUI causing injury.