Drinking and driving can lead to some serious consequences, even if it is your first offense. Never mind the mandatory 48 hours in jail and at the least, a 90-day period where your license is restricted. That’s just if you don’t get into an accident. If you happen to injure or worse, kill someone, you could be looking at a felony. As the Press-Enterprise reports, a driver is suspected of DUI in a fatal crash.
Last week, a man was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving following a fatal crash on the 91 Freeway in Riverside.
Hector Montes de Oca, 41, of Anaheim, had crashed his car in the carpool lane, causing it to become disabled. He was facing south according to a California Highway Patrol news release. He was just west of Monroe Street at 2:30 a.m. on July 8th.
25-year-old Michael Estebane approached the disabled car, where de Oca was sitting. He crashed his 2015 Dodge into the right side of de Oca’s 1998 Honda. De Oca died at the scene of the crash.
Also in Estebane’s car was a 22-year-old passenger. Both were taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries. Two other passengers in the Dodge suffered mild to moderate injuries in the accident.
Estebane was arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter. Jail records indicate that he was released after posting $75,000 bail.
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