Most people only have to be charged and convicted of DUI once and will never do it again. However, some people continue to commit this offense despite multiple convictions. Ultimately, it does catch up with those who continue to drive while under the influence.
A 33-year-old Long Beach, California man has been sentenced to 15 years to life for his part in a fatal accident. This is his fourth DUI conviction since 2005.
George Edward Allison, Jr. pleaded no contest in court last Tuesday. The charge was gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. The charge is a felony. While in court, Allison admitted to DUI convictions in 2005, 2009, and 2013. After entering his plea, he was immediately sentenced and remanded into custody.
The accident that led to this conviction occurred on January 5, 2016. Allison was driving when he struck a motorcyclist on eastbound 91 Freeway in Cerritos. The impact of the accident launched Jerry Frey, the motorcyclist, about 100 feet when he landed on the pavement.
Other motorists came to Frey’s aid. Frey was taken to the hospital for treatment and Allison was arrested.
Sadly, Frey did not survive his injuries. He died about three weeks after the accident.
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