Friday, October 12, 2007

2 years prison for California Felony Drunk Driving

Drunk Driving Lawyer - California news

Two years prison for felony DUI

A 30-year-old man who killed his father while drunk driving in Orange County was sentenced to two years in prison on a different set of California DUI charges for a San Mateo County incident that happened prior to the fatal accident.

Jose Baez was sentenced to two two-year terms on a pair of driving while intoxicated charges. Judge Joseph Bergeron stayed the sentence for the first count, remanding him to prison for two years. He receives credit for 114 days, according to court records clerks.

On March 21, 2006, California Highway Patrol Officers reportedly found Baez passed out in his car at 5 a.m. with a blood alcohol level of .16. Baez was released on his own recognizance pending the outcome of his case and traveled to Orange County. While there, Baez’s father was killed while riding with his reportedly inebriated son. Baez was convicted of vehicular manslaughter and sent to prison where he remained until the start of the San Mateo County case.

On July 6, after a four-day trial, jurors deliberated an hour before convicting Baez.