A California driver involved in a deadly accident in 2009 may not have been driving drunk at the time of the accident, but authorities revealed to a New York City Criminal Lawyer that the man was under the influence of at least three other drugs.
The 26 year old Latino driver had blood levels showing marijuana, morphine, and methamphetamines at the time of the crash. The country district attorney’s office chief investigator disclosed in a recent report provided to a New York City Criminal Lawyer that the Latino driver was too seriously impaired to drive a motor vehicle. His intoxication may have led to the accident.
The California Highway Patrol led the investigation as noted by the New York City Criminal Lawyer. A witness close to the intoxicated driver said he had been drinking a malt liquor while driving enroute to Sacramento from Tulare. The perpetrator’s blood alcohol measured .02 ninety minutes following the fatal crash. That computes to about .05 at the time of the crash. Both blood alcohol levels are below the .08 legal limit in California by which a driver is considered legally drunk.
The suspect was travelling at 85 miles per hour westbound just outside Sacramento. He had four other passengers in his car. One adult and 3 children were in the car, ages 1, 4, and 10. The ten year old female passenger perished in the accident.
An off-duty civil servant witnessed the accident. The intoxicated driver came over a rise in the county road at a high rate of speed and overcorrected after coming downside. The vehicle veered left, then right, and careened off the road. The vehicle hit a yellow post head on. The car flipped five or six times after hitting the post. A CHP traffic officer at the scene determined it was six times. In Westchester and New York City, this crime would need a Westchester Lawyer to handle the case.
Two of the children were ejected from the vehicle. The portable seats remained in the vehicle. The dead child had fastened her seatbelt correctly but wasn’t wearing it the right way. She’d put the shoulder harness underneath the arm. The driver has been charged with manslaughter and child abuse.
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