A crash on New Year’s Day has claimed the life of a motorcyclist in Pasadena. Police believe the driver may have been intoxicated.
The incident happened in the early morning hours of New Year’s Day. It took place at Fair Oaks Avenue and Washington Boulevard. The motorcyclist was driving down Fair Oaks Avenue when a vehicle turned left into his path. The victim was ejected from the motorcycle. Paramedics took him to the hospital where he died.
The driver of the car was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter and felony DUI.
We don’t know if the driver was drunk or not, just that he was charged. But New Year and other holidays often come with a lot of drinking. That can lead people to make stupid decisions, like turning in front of a motorcycle.
While the major drinking holidays have passed, we urge all people to stay safe on the roads this winter and avoid drinking and driving. In an ideal world, people would avoid DUI completely. Nevertheless, people still drink before getting into vehicles.
However, it’s not always to excess according to the law. And because DUI is such a strong offense with many cascading penalties, it’s worth the time and money to launch a vigorous defense against it. If you’ve been charged with DUI and you live in Los Angeles County, contact our legal team today for a free consultation.