Suspect Arrested for Fatal Anaheim DUI Crash That Killed 3
Anaheim Police recently arrested a 40-year-old man from Buena Park after a car crash that resulted in the deaths of three women, all from the same family. According to The Long Beach Press-Telegram, the suspect was allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) when he struck the pedestrian, a mother, daughter, and cousin, on an Anaheim street.
During the course of the accident, the pedestrians received injuries that proved fatal while at local hospitals. The man and his female passenger also suffered injuries in the crash and had to be hospitalized. Now, the suspect has been arrested on suspicion of DUI and vehicular manslaughter.
Police did not say what the man’s alleged blood alcohol content was or when a test was taken to investigate if he was intoxicated at the time of the crash.
Causing a fatality while driving drunk can result in some of the most serious potential penalties for any DUI crime in the state. While this can result in serious fines and a loss of a driver’s license, it can also be cause for imprisonment if found guilty. Under California Penal Code §191.5(b), vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated can be punished by a prison sentence of four, six, or ten years.
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