Thursday, 11 April 2013

7 felony DUIs: Teenager’s DUI kills 5 people

7 felony DUIs: Teenager’s DUI kills 5 people, A teenager’s 7 felony DUI’s will be his charge as he’s tried in court, as it was reported by several news outlets on Thursday, April 11.

In this particular alleged crime, a 18-year-old teenager from California escaped juvenile detention and ended up crashing his vehicle on the highway. The teen, of course, is said to have been driving under the influence at the time of the crash.

According to Yahoo, the teen’s blood alcohol level was 0.12, which is far beyond the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

The teen’s crash killed five people and injured two. Due to the nature of both the accident and crime, the teen will now be charged with 7 felony DUIs for driving under the influence causing death or serious injury.

He will also be subject to misdemeanor charges, like driving without a license and failing to slow down.

The teen’s attorney says he plans to enter a plea of not guilty.

"He's a young kid, very scared, distraught," said the attorney.

A judge has already set a date for the evidence hearing to be May 15.

For more on the story regarding the seven felony DUIs, be sure to return to the Crime Examiner column.

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