Man Sentenced For 2019 DUI Accident

CBS Local News Los Angeles  reported recently that a Los Angeles man was sentenced on Wednesday, May 12, 2021 for his role in an August 2019 motor vehicle accident that led to the death of a Cypress woman, an accident in which he was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants (DUI.)

According to a news release issued by officials with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, a Los Angeles man has been sentenced for his role in an incident that took place on the morning of August 18, 2019. near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Grand Avenue in Long Beach, California. A man was driving a 1999 Lincoln Town Car eastbound on the PCH, allegedly speeding, when he lost control of the vehicle and smashed into a 2014 Cadillac XTS. Both he and the driver of the XTS suffered minor injuries and had to be extricated from their vehicles, while his passenger, a Cypress woman 21 years of age, was taken to an area hospital where she died of her wounds. 

The man pleaded no contest to one count of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, according to court records. He also admitted an enhancement for bodily injury or death to more than one victim.


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