The Press Enterprise has reported on a DUI case that has reached trial that could end in a murder conviction. It shows just how much trouble you can get yourself into for driving while DUI.
In 2016 in Colton, a grandmother and two granddaughters tried to turn left into a driveway. They were hit in the side by another vehicle. The grandmother and the granddaughters all died in the violent crash.
The driver was charged with three counts of murder, three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence while causing injury and driving under the influence with a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent or higher. The driver responsible has plead not guilty to the charges.
He is facing murder charges because he had a previous DUI conviction. Police spent a longer than usual time gathering evidence in this case in order to get to this point. The prosecution initially wanted to reject the case due to a lack of DUI evidence.
Now the jury is deliberating to see whether or not this driver will go to prison for a long time.
Don’t let this happen to you. Never drink and drive. If you are arrested on suspicion of DUI, fight the charges. Get a skilled DUI lawyer on your side as soon as possible after your arrest. If you live in Los Angeles County, contact our LA DUI Defense Team today.