A 25-year-old La Puente man was arrested for driving under the influence after a car accident in Baldwin Park that injured a woman, her 12-year-old son, and her 2-year-old daughter. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the Los Angeles drunk driving accident happened when the man who was driving a Toyota Camry west on Garvey Avenue crossed over the center divider and crashed head-on into the Kia Spectra carrying the woman and her two children. All three sustained injuries. The driver of the Camry was expected to face felony DUI charges.
According to California Vehicle Code Section 23152 (a): “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.”
Drunk driving charges can be misdemeanors or felonies depending on the circumstances of an incident. When there are injuries, the DUI charge is most likely going to be a felony. These are serious charges that could result in severe DUI penalties, including jail time, hefty fines, alcohol counseling, and installation of an ignition interlock device. The cost of a DUI in Los Angeles can add up to thousands of dollars.
Those who have been charged with drunk driving would be well advised to contact an experienced Los Angeles DUI defense lawyer. The experienced criminal defense lawyers at Sitkoff & Hanrahan have a successful track record representing those who have been charged with drunk driving in Los Angeles. Please contact us today at (866) 430-8383 for a free and comprehensive consultation.