Saturday, April 11, 2009

Man faces Murder & California DUI for allegedly running a red light and struck a car, killing a Major League Baseball pitcher

California DUI criminal defense attorneys are now showcasing a new Video of San Diego California DUI / DMV Attorney Rick Mueller.

On May 30, 2009, San Diego California DUI Lawyer Rick Mueller, known as the California DUI - "DMV Guru" by the Bar Association, will teach at a California DUI seminar Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California.

The man police say was driving drunk when he allegedly ran a red light and struck a car, killing a Major League Baseball pitcher and two others has been charged with California DUI - murder.

Andrew Thomas Gallo, 22, was charged with three counts of murder, California DUI - driving under the influence and leaving the scene of a crime, the California DUI Lawyers Association reports.

Los Angeles Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart was among those killed in the crash in Fullerton, California, early Thursday morning. Adenhart was beginning his first full season in the majors and had pitched his fourth Major League game hours earlier.

Gallo, whose blood-alcohol level was allegedly three times the legal limit, according to California DUI police, faces up to life in prison if convicted on all charges.

According to the California DA's office, Gallo was driving a minivan 65 mph in a 35 mph zone at about 12:35 a.m. Thursday. He was on probation and his license had been suspended after a previous California DUI drunk driving charge.

California DUI criminal defense lawyers are told he allegedly ran a red light and hit the car Adenhart was in, killing the pitcher, 20-year-old California State University student Courtney Stewart and law student Henry Pearson, 25.

A fourth California DUI victim, 24-year-old John Wilhite, a former baseball player at California State, remained in critical condition Friday. A driver in a third car suffered minor injuries.

After the wreck, Gallo allegedly fled the scene, according to California DUI defense attorneys. He was captured about 30 minutes later and jailed for California DUI.

Adenhart pitched in a game against the Oakland A's Wednesday night in Anaheim, California, making what was characterized as a "brilliant effort" despite the Angels' 6-4 loss, according to California DUI attorneys who are also fans.