The Penalties for a Second DUI Conviction are Strong

In case the person did not learn their lesson the first time, a second DUI offence in California has increased penalties. First, you can spend anywhere from 96 hours to one year in jail. This can be followed by three to five years of probation, and hundreds, if not thousands of dollars in fines. You may also face suspension of your license for two years and have to undergo a mandatory 18-month DUI school. This is what one person is looking at in addition to more serious charges in a deadly DUI accident reported by CBS Local Los Angeles.

28-year-old Jose Meija was charged with DUI just weeks ago. Last month, the California Highway Patrol arrested Meija for DUI and he was also arrested last April for public intoxication.

Now, Mejia is facing additional DUI charges and is expected to be charged with murder.

Last Thursday, Mejia was involved in a deadly DUI accident that killed a single mother in her early 20s. Her name has not been released, but loved ones indicate that she was a loving single mother to a 12-year-old boy who was on her way home from work at the time of the crash.   

Mejia was driving at freeway speeds in a 35-mph zone when he collided with the single mother’s vehicle. She died at the scene.

Mejia was taken to the hospital to be treated for his injuries but was ultimately charged with second degree murder.

Two men who were riding with Mejia were also injured in the crash.  

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