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The 16 year old driver of a car that crashed last week on State Route 52 that resulted in the death of two East County youths, was arraigned in Juvenile Court on Friday. The driver denied the charges of gross vehicular manslaughter and illegal street racing.
On the evening of April 3rd, the youth was driving a Passat when he lost control of the vehicle near the Convoy exit and the vehicle flipped several times before coming to a rest. Two passengers in the car were thrown from it and died as a result. The three others in the car were injured.
Prosecutors allege that the youth and Michael Johnson (18) were engaged in illegal street racing on State Route 52 when the accident occurred. Mr. Johnson plead not guilty at his arraignment in San Diego Superior Court to several charges including gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.
The attorney for the youth stated in Court on April 3rd that his client was not racing but that the accelerator of the vehicle he was driving got stuck when he attempted to pass a slower vehicle and the accident happened as a result.
As of April 3rd the youth was still in the custody of Juvenile Hall.
Chula Vista Police Department will be conducting a DUI Saturation Patrol on 04/13/12 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. and a DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint on April 14th, 2012 within the city limits between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. as weather permits.
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According to the AP wire and a local ABC affiliate in florida, George Zimmerman is to be charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman could face life in prison if convicted. NBC news has confirmed that the defendant is now in custody. No information is yet available whether bail will be set.
Amanda Bynes was arrested early Friday morning in West Hollywood for suspicion of driving under the influence. Ms. Bynes was cited after hitting a police car at an intersection in West Hollywood. The police officer claimed that Ms. Bynes side swiped his vehicle after passing through an intersection. Ms. Bynes was held in jail in West Hollywood until the following morning when she was released on $5,000.00 bail. Ms Bynes father is claiming the officer was at fault for the accident that predicated the stop. Ms. Bynes claims she was not drinking on the night of the incident.
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Were you traveling for some fun in the sun in San Diego and you got into a little too much trouble? Were you or a loved one arrested and charged with a criminal violation while in San Diego? If so, our informational video by attorney Jon M. Pettis, which can be found below, can be a helpful educational tool.
A DUI checkpoint has been scheduled for Vista, CA beginning at 7:30 p.m. and lasting unil 3:00 a.m. If you or a loved one are stopped at a DUI checkpoint an Officer will inquire as to whether you have been drinking and determine whether you are driving legally. If you are driving on a suspended drivers license your car may be impounded and you will be cited. If police determine that you are driving under the influence, you may be arrested and charged with a DUI.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a DUI or related crime and would like a free and confidential consultation with an experienced DUI lawyer, please call our office at (619)258-8888.