The main way that officers suspect you may be DUI is your driving behavior. If you do things that are unsafe or not normal on the roadway, the officer will get suspicions. Speeding is an excellent way to get unwanted attention from an officer. Doing it in the middle of a rainstorm doubly so.
An officer observed a Chrysler 300 speeding down Murrieta Hot Springs Road in Murrieta during the recent thunderstorms. The officer tried to catch up, but then the driver ran a red light. At this point, they turned on their lights. The Chrysler was already too far gone to notice the lights were meant for them. The officer reported that the car was going about 60 MPH on the road.
Unfortunately, another car making a legal turn got in front of the speeding vehicle. The resulting collision killed that driver. When officers caught up to the scene they found the speeding driver to be a young girl, and allegedly drunk and on drugs. She was taken to the hospital for treatment and then charged with vehicular murder.
In cases like these, even if there is no DUI the evidence is too heavy to avoid the more serious charge. Witnesses and an officer saw the situation, and they’re asking more people to come forward. Whatever the reasons for it, the consequences of this for the young lady and the family of the slain victim will last for the rest of their lives.
If you have been charged with DUI in the Los Angeles area, call our offices within 10 days of your arrest. We can help defend you against your charges. Call today.