DUI causing injury in California is what is known as a “wobbler” charge. This means it can either be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor. There are three circumstances in which the charge would be a felony. One of these circumstances is if the injuries are severe enough. If it is your fourth DUI charge ever, it could be automatically charged as a felony, even if the previous DUI did not involve any injuries. The last situation in which the DUI will be charged as a felony is if it is your third time being involved in a DUI causing injury to others.
Fox 40 reports on a woman facing DUI charges after a deadly accident in Folsom. The single-vehicle crash happened at around 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.
According to the Folsom Police Department, 21-year-old Alexis Little was behind the wheel of a Subaru Forrester when it crashed into a utility pole. This caused the car to roll over and come to a stop on its roof.
A front seat passenger, identified only as a 28-year-old male, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three passengers in the back seat, ranging in age from their early to late 20s were transported to the hospital with moderate injuries. One passenger told police he asked Little to slow down before the accident. An additional witness also reported that Little was speeding.
Little suffered from moderate injuries and was taken for treatment. She was also arrested on suspicion of DUI.