Car Accidents

Driver in fatal car accident in custody

California's big city highways are famous for being some of the busiest and most congested in the country. Inevitably, car accident occur. Sometimes this is simply die to the sheer volume of traffic and the speeds of the vehicles. Other times, it may be due to poor road conditions or inclement weather. Often though, negligence or driving under the influence figure in as well. This is reportedly the case in a recent incident that occurred...
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Alleged drunk driver crashes into Orange County home, kills man

As if the freeways in Southern California weren't dangerous enough, sometimes you don't even have to be on the road to be injured or killed by a drunk driver. On Dec. 29, a 60-year old Mission Viejo man was killed in his bed when a driver allegedly ran his Cadillac into the house. According to authorities, the driver, whom they say was under the influence of alcohol, was driving at more than twice the posted...
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‘Affluenza’ teen and family facing multiple civil suits

People nationwide have been outraged by the case of the 16-year-old who received 10 years probation for a drunk driving accident that killed four people and injured nine others in June. That outrage hit home for residents of Orange County when it was reported in the Dallas Star-Telegram and other media sources that the teen's parents would pay $450,000 per year for him to serve his probation in a rehabilitation facility near Newport Beach. As...
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Newly-discovered crime lab error could lead to more DUI charges

The saga of the Orange County Crime Lab and mistakes that could affect the cases of drivers charged with driving under the influence continues. Recently the lab admitted that results of blood-alcohol tests in 2,200 cases involving DUIs were incorrect. Reportedly, 900 people already convicted of DUIs were impacted by the findings. Now, an audit being conducted as a result of the initial problems has discovered inaccuracies in the other direction. Auditors found that one...
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Laguna Beach physician facing multiple charges for head-on crash

The case of a Laguna Beach physician who is accused of killing two fellow motorists this past spring will not move forward in court until next month. A judge in Orange County Superior Court in Newport Beach agreed to postpone the doctor's arraignment to mid-December at the request of his attorney. The tragic car accident occurred on Laguna Canyon Road on April 2 when the Tesla Model S being driven by the doctor allegedly went...
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