(Orange County, CA) – December 23rd, 2016: A woman suspected of driving under the influence reportedly crashed into a police officer in Orange County, seriously injuring the officer who was standing outside his cruiser.
As reported by ocregister.com, the officer was responding to a call about a truck in which the driver had fallen asleep and was blocking traffic on the 500 block of North Cambridge Street. According to the California Highway Patrol, the woman was traveling at around 50mph when she lost control and struck the officer.
The officer was rushed to hospital with broken bones and had to undergo surgery. The woman escaped with minor injuries and was arrested on suspicion of felony DUI. According to Orange, CA DUI lawyers, statistics from the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) reveal that there were 160,388 DUI arrests in 2013 in which 13,020 arrests were made in Orange County alone. Alcohol-involved crash fatalities increased by 2.4% in 2013.
Her Christmas is not going to be too enlightening nor special.
Orange County Jury Finds Mission Viejo Man Guilty of Second Degree Murder in 2013 DUI Crash
An Orange County Superior Court jury recently found 30 year old Kourosh Keshmiri of Mission Viejo guilty of second degree murder. The verdict stems from a fatal drunken driving crash caused by the defendant in which a 60 year old man was killed while asleep in his home, as reported by ocregister.com.
According to police, the victim, Kenneth Jackson was asleep at his Mission Viejo home when Keshmiri, in a 2005 Cadillac sedan, crashed through his bedroom window. The car accident reportedly occurred in the early hours of December 29th, 2013. Orange County DUI attorneys in California point out that the defendant now faces a minimum 15 year to life in prison. Sentencing has been set for Feb. 10th.
According to the prosecution, Keshmiri was found to be driving with a BAC or blood alcohol content of 0.19%, which is over twice the legal limit, say DUI lawyers in Orange County, CA. He was supposedly driving a friend’s car at over 85 mph when he lost control on a sharp turn and ended up crashing into the victim’s home in the 26000 block of Pacato Drive.
Jennifer Walker, the Deputy District Attorney, pointed out during the trial that the defendant was previously arrested for drunk driving and was convicted in one. A pretrial hearing is scheduled in January for the other drunken driving arrest. Kourosh Keshmiri did not use his freedom well.
He has completed a court ordered rehabilitation program which included a presentation for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. However, that doesn’t seem to have made him realize the seriousness of driving under the influence. Incidentally, a judge has ordered him to attend more AA meetings only 11 days before the fatal accident.
Kourosh Keshmiri is headed to where he belongs. Even the best Orange, CA DUI lawyers know that sometimes all you can do is get some of the charges knocked down.
Keshmiri’s defense team argued that there was no evidence of his drinking pattern in the hours leading up to the car accident and therefore there was no proof that he was drunk at the time of the crash. However, the jury did not buy that argument. It does not matter anyways does it? He was still driving like a fool and killed someone in his own home!
Meanwhile, if you have been arrested or charged with a DUI you ought to be aware that a conviction could lead to stiff punishments and penalties. Just make sure to reach out to a DUI lawyer in California to get the best possible outcome. Using USAttorneys.com is your best bet.
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