Woman Pleads No Contest In DUI Crash Trial

My News LA reported recently that a Lancaster woman pleaded no contest to charges connected to a motor vehicle accident on February 19, 2019 that is alleged to have been caused by driving under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or other intoxicants (DUI.)

According to officials from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, a Lancaster woman 33 years of age pleaded no contest to one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving with a 0.08% blood-alcohol content causing injury for her role in a motor vehicle accident that took place on February 19, 2019 and caused fatal injuries to one of her daughters that was an occupant in the car she was driving. The Lancaster woman had just picked up her two daughters, six and twelve years of age, and was driving along East Avenue when she collided with a pole along the 3100 block of the road. The younger daughter was hospitalized for traumatic brain injuries and eventually died in July 2019.

The Lancaster woman was immediately sentenced to five years of probation along with continued participation in programs run by A New Way Of Life and Mothers Against Drunken Driving. She had been arrested less than a week after the accident and remained in custody until being released on bail in May 2020. 

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