Andrew Gallo, 22, was arrested and charged with murder in connection with a orange County DUI hit-and-run car crash, which killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two others and left one man in critical condition. According to a Fox News report, Fullerton police officials say Gallo was speeding when he ran a red light and struck the Mitsubishi sports car in which Adenhart and the others were in. Gallo is facing murder charges, vehicular manslaughter, felony hit and run, felony DUI and other serious charges.
He was also said to be driving with a suspended license. His driving privilege was suspended following a prior DUI conviction, the news report states. Police also say Gallo’s blood alcohol level was over the legal limit. In California, it is illegal to driver with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.
The charges that this driver is facing are extremely serious. The situation has clearly been worsened because of the number of violations and the seriousness of the violations Gallo has been accused of. In any DUI or traffic violation case, it is very important to seek the counsel of an experienced Orange County DUI defense attorney, who can help establish the facts and keep you from going to jail. If an incident involves serious injuries or death, as in this case, you may be charged with a felony.
Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony DUI in Orange County, please contact an aggressive and skilled California criminal defense lawyer at Sitkoff & Hanrahan for a free consultation and case evaluation. We will do our best to get your charges dismissed or reduced and strive to get the best possible result in your case.