Man Pleads Guilty for His Role in Fatal DUI Crash

The Epoch Times reports that a man allegedly driving drunk when he crashed into a utility pole and killed his passenger pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter and other related charges in a San Diego County courtroom on Wednesday.

At approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 25, 2022, 24-year-old Jordan Bourassa was heading eastbound on Twin Peaks Road near Community Road when he lost control of his vehicle and went off the road. Bourassa’s vehicle crashed into a signal light pole and overturned, leading to the death of his 30-year-old male passenger.

Emergency crews responded to the scene and rushed to an area hospital for treatment. Despite all life-saving efforts made by doctors and medical staff, the man dies as a result of his injuries in the crash.

Deputy District Attorney Taylor Morrison told the court that approximately 3  hours following the crash, Bourassa had a blood alcohol level of .33 percent – more than four times the legal limit of .08 percent.

Bourassa entered a plea of guilty to the charges against him. Because he pleaded guilty to the charges, Bourassa is scheduled to be sentenced to six years in state prison sometime in May. 

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