A person charged with DUI is allowed to defend their case. They may do so in any way that their legal representative sees fit. Sometimes, the tactic is to try and suppress the evidence proving they were intoxicated.
The lawyers for a woman accused in a deadly DUI case are trying to suppress the evidence against her.
Olivia Carolee Culbreath, a 23-year-old from Fontanta, California, is accused of killing six people in a wrong-way collision. Police allege that at the time of the collision, Culbreath was speeding and intoxicated.
Attorneys for Culbreath filed a motion last October at the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center, located in downtown Los Angeles. The motion seeks to suppress the blood test, alleging that there was no warrant to obtain the blood sample.
Cubreath’s lawyers argue that because she was unconscious at the time the blood was drawn, Culbreath could not give consent nor deny consent to the blood being drawn.
The accident that spawned the charges occurred in the early morning hours of February 9, 2014. Culbreath, allegedly traveling the wrong way on the 60 Freeway, crashed into a SUV. Subsequently, another vehicle crashed into that SUV as well. Six people were killed in the accident, two of which were in Culbreath’s car. One of the deceased was her own sister.
The judge handling the trial was in court on Friday. The matter has been pushed back to April 15th.
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