February 13, 2013
The Oxnard DUI accident defense attorneys at The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann have learned that a 20-year-old man was arrested in Oxnard for reportedly leaving several people injured in the wake of two accidents while driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).
The Ventura County Star reports that the man was driving a 2007 Nissan Frontier on Highway 101 when he allegedly sideswiped another vehicle. According to reports, he fled the scene of the accident and left Highway 101, getting off at the Del Norte Boulevard off ramp at a high rate of speed. After which, he ran a stop sign and collided with a Honda Accord.
Both vehicles overturned and rolled over an embankment. According to the Oxnard Fire Department, there were two people in the Honda and three people in the suspect's pickup truck. Both people in the Accord and one person from the Frontier were taken to the hospital with minor to moderate injuries.
The suspect and one of his passengers fled the scene on foot, but were captured a short time later. A blood alcohol test indicated that the suspect who was driving the truck allegedly had twice the legal amount of alcohol in his system. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol and felony hit-and-run causing injuries.
Under California Vehicle Code 23152, it is illegal for any person under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, to drive a vehicle. Felony hit-and-run with injuries is covered under California Vehicle Code 20001. If a person is prosecuted for this crime that results in injuries, he or she may be subject to a fine of between $1,000 and $10,000 and depending on the severity of the injuries sustained, a sentence of 16 months to four years in state prison. A felony DUI in Oxnard can result in prison time, a strike under California's Three Strikes Law, and a five-year revocation of driving privileges.
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