A man with previous convictions for drinking and driving was found guilty on October 20, 2009 of second-degree murder after his latest DUI offense caused the wrongful death of a young woman.
The man, 45, was also convicted guilty of gross vehicular manslaughter after he hit and caused the wrongful death of a 24-year-old young lady. The young woman was hit on the evening of February 7, 2009 while crossing the intersection of Mission Boulevard & Reed Avenue in the Pacific Beach section of San Diego.
The driver in question had six other felony and misdemeanor DUI convictions from Texas and Colorado. His last was less than a year before this woman’s death. Our car accident lawyers in San Diego wonder why this allegedly drunk driver didn’t think he should seek out some kind of counseling because there are ways to stop drunk driving accidents from happening in the future.
According to the details of his last DUI offense, the man left the scene of the fatal car accident to go to a Burger King. He returned to the scene where he was arrested. The Deputy District Attorney said his blood-alcohol content was 0.22 about 90 minutes after the car accident (roughly 11 beers).
The man is scheduled to get his sentence on December 15th, 2009. He faces a prison term of up to 19 years to life.
Our firm’s San Diego car accident attorneys believe there is more than enough statistics and evidence that clearly warn people about the dangers of drinking and driving. Despite all of that, people continue to make that irresponsible choice and endanger lives. Why? It just isn’t worth the risk.
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