A 43-year-old Orange County man has been accused of drunk driving and speeding in connection with a car accident, which killed a woman on the 10 Freeway in El Monte. According to a news report, the man has been charged with one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI causing injury, and driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent causing injury. Officials say the deceased woman was a passenger in a car that was hit by the alleged drunk driver. The driver was apparently traveling at more than 120 mph.
If you have been accused of felony drunk driving and/or vehicular manslaughter in Los Angeles or Orange County, you are looking at serious consequences including jail time, loss of driver’s license, hefty fines, and other severe penalties. California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a) states: “It is unlawful for any person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle.” The same code section also states that in California it is illegal for any person with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more to drive a vehicle.
Anyone who is facing such serious charges would be well-advised to get in touch with the skilled and knowledgeable Los Angeles and Orange County DUI defense lawyers at Sitkoff & Hanrahan. We will represent you at your DMV administrative hearing and help you retain your driving privileges. Our California criminal defense attorneys handle all cases from DUI and DMV driver’s license suspensions to the most serious felony drunk driving, DUI with injury, vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide cases. Call us today at 866-430-8383 for a free consultation.