Driver Receives Lesser Sentence in Jogger Death Case

A few weeks ago, we talked about a story where a jogger was carried on a hood after being struck from behind. The driver was arrested for DUI and potentially murder. Now the sentence has been handed down in that case. The San Gabriel Valley Tribune reported on the matter.

The accused driver pleaded no contest to the charges, likely as a result of a plea deal. The final charge agreed to was vehicular manslaughter without gross negligence. Prosecutors also say that the driver was intoxicated, but no sentence for DUI was reported in the story. The charge of murder was dismissed.

The final sentence was four years in state prison. Had the charge for murder gone through, the sentence would have been 25 to life.

The man in this case was fortunate, all things considered. But it’s still a tragic situation. Any crash that involves intoxication is likely going to result in some form of a sentence, if not from the DUI then from the obvious evidence from the crash. A DUI lawyer’s job is to secure the best possible outcome given the circumstances. In some cases, there is no way to get completely free of punishment.

Have you been arrested for DUI in the Los Angeles area? Contact our legal team today as soon as possible. We will do everything we can to fight your charges. The sooner we can work on your case, the better your chances will be. Call immediately.

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