DUI Fatality Beverly Hills
DUI Fatality Beverly Hills – On April 27th, 2018 five women traveling in a BMW in Beverly Hills got into an accident that resulted in two women being killed and three others were injured. The single-vehicle accident happened near the intersection of Santa Monica Boulevard and Wilshire Boulevard early Friday morning. The impact was so forceful that the car rolled over causing some of the victims to be ejected from the automobile. The driver was booked for suspicion of drunk driving and had a .08% blood alcohol level. This is exactly the limit in the State of California in order for anyone to be presumed impaired. In California, it is not legal to operate a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08% or higher.
The driver who was thirty years old at the time of the crash was booked with two counts, one for each victim, of gross vehicular manslaughter while being under the influence of alcohol. In addition, to being booked for a a DUI, she was also charged with a misdemeanor for driving with a suspended license. The driver was arraigned on May 1st, 2018 at the Airport Branch Courthouse. The bail was set at four hundred and sixty thousand dollars and the case is under investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department. If she is found guilty she is looking at sixteen years and six months in state prison.
The incident could have been avoided by using riding sharing apps like Lyft or Uber, or simply designating a sober driver. It is a shame that two women, age 24 and 30, had to die as a result of pure carelessness. Although the number of DUI related fatalities has declined in recent years these sorts of accidents are still happening. Across the United States DUI Checkpoints and anti-Drunk Driving campaigns continue.