Thursday, April 3, 2008

33 year old dead California DUI accident bartender had history

California DUI attorney news

The California man who was killed last week in a gruesome crash between his small pickup and a big rig had an extensive history of California DUI - drunk driving, California DUI lawyer records show.

Karl Alexander Jerome, 33, a bartender, was killed when his Chevrolet S-10 pickup crossed the double-yellow line on state Route 67 in Poway and smashed head-on into a Freightliner semi-truck and trailer. Jerome's 25-year-old passenger remains hospitalized in critical condition, per California DUI attorneys.

The California DUI sheriff's deputies who investigated the accident believe Jerome was traveling somewhere between 65 and 90 mph when the S-10 crossed into the Freightliner's path.

The California DUI collision was so violent that it sheared off the big rig's front axle and thrust it toward the back of the semi, ripped open the fuel tank on the driver's side and left a trail of debris some 1,400 feet long, nearly a quarter-mile, California DUI attorney sources understand.

What really startled the California DUI police officer and other deputies was Jerome's history of California DUI / Drunk Driving offenses.

According to California DUI lawyer information, Jerome had his driving license suspended six times, five times for California DUI - driving under the influence of alcohol.

He had been arrested on suspicion of California DUI / Drunk Driving seven times in the last 11 years, four of those in the last four years, according to California DUI attorneys.

At the time of his death, he was on probation for two previous California DUI offenses, and had an outstanding warrant for his arrest for California DUI, California DUI lawyer are told .

He and his passenger were on their way home from work at a local country club, where Jerome worked as a bartender, California DUI lawyers are told.

Jerome had gotten off work between 10 and 10:30 p.m. Thursday night, but hadn't left the club until about 2 a.m. Friday, California DUI attorneys believe.