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Teenager charged with DUI following fatal wreck

A vehicle collision recently led to the deaths of two individuals in California. The accident, allegedly caused by a teenager, was reportedly the result of DUI. The 19-year-old woman believed to have been driving under the influence at the time of the crash has been arrested and now faces multiple charges.

The crash took place on a recent Monday. According to police, the woman was driving to her spring break destination with some friends on Highway 1. All of a sudden, she entered the opposite lane. That is when the woman crashed into another car head on.

The person driving the other vehicle, a 24-year-old man, passed away at the crash scene. A passenger involved in the collision died a couple of days later. The woman who police said caused the wreck has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter along with DUI and the possession of methamphetamine. She was jailed on a bond of $3 million.

When a person faces DUI charges and other serious criminal charges in the state of California, he or she has the right to proceed to trial to fight these charges. The individual may also decide to take advantage of a plea deal, if offered by the prosecution, which may lead to a lighter sentence than what would be rendered if he or she were to be found guilty at trial. In either scenario, the accused person's criminal defense will push for a result that is ultimately in the defendant's best interests considering the circumstances surrounding the case.

Source:, "Austin teen charged for California crash that left two dead", March 31, 2016

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