Skip to comments.Trial to Begin for Man Accused in DUI Crash That Killed Toddler
Posted on 03/20/2013 8:39:14 PM PDT by Arthurio
SANTA ANA, Calif. (KTLA) Opening statements are expected to begin tomorrow in the trial of a 24-year-old man charged in a 2011 hit and run crash that killed a 2-year old boy.
Angel Alberto Cruz Perez of Santa Ana is accused in the November 9th accident near the intersection of 5th and North Bewley streets.
Perez is charged with one felony count each of vehicular manslaughter, driving under the influence, driving a motor vehicle without a license, with sentencing enhancement allegations for causing great bodily injury to a child under 5 years old and fleeing the scene.
Prosecutors allege Perez and a friend went to Santa Ana restaurant where they consumed 24 bottles of beer between them.
After leaving the restaurant, Perez got behind the wheel of his 1998 Toyota 4-Runner.
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I sure hope the pro-Amnesty bunch is happy with the “new Americans” they’re ready to spring on us.
YES, This is a tragedy, and the killer should be hanged. BUT how often do you see pedestrians cross at a crosswalk, WITHOUT LOOKING ABOUT TO SEE IF IT’S SAFE. Those types seem to believe the “Stop Sign” will magically halt every car. We have a responsibility to protect ourselves by paying attention.
Death penalty. Lethal injection.
A fine, upstanding citizen that Ohaha ordered ICE not to deport. Ohaha needs the votes of illegals w/ multiple identities to takeover the US govt.
REFERENCE The latino criminal underworld on US soil has more criminal enterprises than you can shake a stick at.
<><>ICE's "documents and benefits fraud taskforce" found a common practice among "impoverished" illegals is to buy several faked identities for several thousand dollars each----the illegal then votes and rides the US gravy train under several names.
<><> Jose Madrigal---the Washington staterapist---had some 30 identities. And probably voted and collected US benefits under every single identity.
<><>June 26, 2010 An illegal using multiple identities was sentenced to prison and ordered to pay back $3 million in fraudulently obtained unemploymet compensation. Manuel Mejia Ordonez, got eight years for conspiracy to commit mail fraud........and identity theft.
<><> Hilderberto Salinas sold state drivers' licenses issued out of the states Motor Vehicle Agency in NJ to illegals with multiple identities who did not have the necessary id's....among 40 people who participated in the widespread ring. "Impoverished" illegals paid $2,500 to $7,000 apiece for the licenses---which allows them to vote.
Ex-con Julio Acevedo was arraigned on charges that included three counts of criminally negligent homicide, leaving the scene, assault and reckless driving, which claimed the lives of Nachman and Raizy Glauber and their unborn baby.
MUG SHOT--Acevedo could face 25 years to life on lesser
negligent-homicide charges b/c of his extensive criminal record.
AP / Newlyweds Raizy and Nachman Glauber.
How many dumb self involved drivers don’t effing look for pedestrians at crosswalks?
And newsflash for you, he hit 3 people in that crosswalk. Only the toddler died.
His car was struck in an intersection in La Quinta by a 19 year old hispanic kid who was drunk, on drugs, ran the red light and had attempted to flee the scene of the accident.
Scott died a week later in the hospital.
The kid, Cruz Alejandro Martinez, was charged with DUI of alcohol and drugs and vehicular homicide. He only served 3 years 8 months and 10 days in prison........Was he paroled early? I don't have that information.....
Far more fitting would be to cuff him to a chair, feed him nothing but pour a half gallon of cheapest vodka down this throat each day until he dies
Here in Hardin County, Kentucky we are getting ready for the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Carrollton Bus Crash, the deadliest drunk driving accident in US history. On May 18, 1988 a church bus was returning to First Christian Church in Radcliff from King's Island, an amusement park near Cincinnati, when it was struck head-on by a pick-up heading the wrong way up I-71. The impact was so devastating that it rammed a leaf spring back into the bus's fuel tank, igniting it.
With the front door jammed by the impact, the only way out was through the back door, but the bus was completely engulfed in a matter of seconds. Twenty-seven people, mostly teenagers, died in the inferno. One of my classmates lost her older brother, my younger sister's best friend lost her older sister, and my current girlfriend was classmates with eight of the victims.
The drunk driver, Larry Mahoney, survived the wreck. He had a BAC of .24 when he was admitted to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. He was convicted of convicted him of 27 counts of manslaughter in the second degree, 16 counts of assault in the second degree, 27 counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree, and one count of driving while under the influence of intoxicants, but under the sentencing rules at the time, the jury could only sentence him to 16 years in prison. He was released after only serving ten years and eleven months behind bars.
Following the crash, Kentucky enacted the strictest school bus safety requirements of any state; including a minimum of nine exits, a cage around the fuel tank, a stronger frame and roof to resist crumpling on impact and rollover, high-backed seats, extra seat padding, a fuel system that slows leaks, flame-retardant seats and floors, reflective tape on all emergency exits, strobe lights on the exterior, and diesel motors (since diesel is not quite as volatile as gasoline).
A documentary is being released to coincide with the anniversary. One of the producers is Harold Dennis, who was horrifically burned during the crash but went on to become a star wide receiver at the University of Kentucky and is now a prominent local businessman. A film about his life, titled The Phoenix, is currently in post-production and should be released sometime in the next year.
Argh! The crash took place on May 14th, not the 18th.
“We have a responsibility to protect ourselves by paying attention”
IF this government took ANY responsibility, this would have never happened in the first place. We better ‘pay attention’ to what we’re letting into this country.