Today we have another case of a repeat DUI driver now facing murder charges after a second alleged DUI killed a person in a crash. The case is underway in San Diego. The Escondido page of Patch.com has the story.
Testimony is underway in a preliminary hearing to see whether there is enough evidence to try the Escondido man accused of the accident. The story goes that two women hired a Lyft driver to take them to nightclubs and restaurants for the evening. As the driver was taking the women home, one of them got sick. The driver pulled over on the side of the road and got the woman water.
As he was moving to get back into the vehicle, a car driven by the accused struck the parked car and crushed him. He died at the scene. The two women were also injured and now suffer from memory problems regarding the crash.
The accused driver now faces charges of murder, gross vehicular manslaughter while DUI, DUI, and driving on a suspended license. If convicted, he faces a minimum of 39 years in prison.
Again, we want to stress that if you have been convicted of DUI in California, you need to seek help for your drinking. The consequences should you get into a wreck again are severe and could put you in prison for the rest of your life.
Have you been charged with DUI and live in the Los Angeles area? Contact our legal team today as soon as possible. You only have 10 days to save your license.