Monday, December 10, 2007

California DUI accident results in felony hit & run

California criminal defense lawyer news

Twain Harte, California -- The CHP says 20-year-old Craig Koenig of Sonora was arrested for DUI after driving off an embankment while traveling on Twain Harte Drive Sunday night.

A passenger, 19-year-old Edward Cooper of Mi Wuk Village, suffered major face and head lacerations after his head traveled through the front windshield. An unidentified 17-year-old was also in the vehicle and reported minor injuries.

The CHP says all three fled the scene following the accident. Cooper was located walking down Twain Harte Drive, and was transported to Sonora Regional Medical Center.

Koenig and the juvenile were located less than a mile from the accident in the yard of a private residence. Koenig faces charges of felony California DUI and felony hit and run.

The California DUI criminal defense attorney has not yet appeared in the case.