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Driver faces DUI after leaving party in California

There is nothing wrong with having a good time. However, problems can happen when a person overindulges in alcohol before jumping behind the wheel of a car. One young motorist is being accused of doing this after a fatal head-on collision on the freeway. The man is now facing a DUI charge in California.

The incident happened in May when a family of five was driving on the freeway in their Honda. They were apparently headed to a wedding. At the same time, a 22-year-old driver was also driving his black Audi on the freeway. However, the driver of the Audi had somehow ended up going in the wrong direction, resulting in a head-on collision with the family's vehicle, causing two fatalities.

Apparently, the driver of the Audi had attended a party prior to the incident. From the party he ended up going to a fast food restaurant and then headed back on the road in his vehicle. One 55-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman, both of whom were riding in the Honda, died as a result of the crash. The driver of the Audi is now facing DUI charges in his upcoming trial.

Along with the DUI charge, the defendant is also being charged with vehicular manslaughter. If he is convicted of the charges, he could face up to 16 years in a California prison. On the other hand, the defendant also has the right to defend himself against the criminal charges. With a strong legal defense, the charges may end up being reduced and in some cases completed dropped.

Source:, "Evidence against accused DUI driver in deadly crash", Kelly Hessedal, Oct. 23, 2015

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