A Fontana woman will spend 30 years in prison for a fatal Diamond Bar DUI crash that killed six people. One of the victims was the woman’s sister. According to police, the woman drove her Camaro at speeds of 100 mph the wrong way on the 60 Freeway. She collided head-on with a Ford Explorer, which then crashed into a Ford Freestyle.
The woman and the driver of the Freestyle survived the crash. Two female passengers in the Camaro died. All four occupants of the Ford Explorer, a family, also died at the scene. The Freestyle driver was traveling alone at the time of the crash. The crash occurred in the early morning hours of February 9, 2014.
Following the crash, police determined that the woman’s blood-alcohol content was .15. She had previously lost her license for a San Bernardino County DUI in 2010. The Department of Motor Vehicles had just restored the woman’s driving privileges a week before the 2014 crash. The driver at fault was 21 at the time of the fatal crash.
In May 2018, the woman pleaded no contest to six counts of second-degree murder at the beginning of her trial. Originally, the judge set a sentencing date in July, but postponed the hearing until last month. In court, the judge imposed the maximum sentence on the woman.
Diamond Bar DUI attorney
When you face charges related to drunk driving, hire an experienced DUI attorney like Robert Helfend. Mr. Helfend has more than 30 years of experience in criminal defense. He takes cases of DUI in LA and throughout Southern California.
A fatal DUI case is the worst possible scenario. Prosecutors will focus on getting a conviction and the maximum possible sentence. That’s why you need an experienced attorney by your side in court. An experienced, aggressive attorney will help you navigate the criminal justice system and work toward the best possible outcome.
DUI convictions can result in jail or prison time, fines, license suspensions and other sanctions. Most drunk driving convictions in California result from misdemeanor charges. Regardless of how the prosecutor charges your case, however, you need the assistance of an experienced attorney.
Contact Robert Helfend or call toll-free at (800) 834-6434, (310) 456-3317, (818) 591-2809 or (805) 273-5611 for an immediate consultation on your Los Angeles County DUI case.
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