A California woman from the town of Brea was driving her vehicle under the influence when she struck another vehicle and killed her own father. The woman was sentenced the judicial committee to three years of probation and 30 days in jail for driving drunk and causing the death of her father. The traffic accident killed her 90-year-old father almost instantly.
The 49-year-old woman of Brea had a blood-alcohol level of .11 while she was operating her vehicle. According to prosecutors, the vehicle she was operating was a Toyota 4-Runner that killed her father from Yorba Linda.
The California Highway Patrol officials said the drunken offender was driving the acclaimed blue Toyota 4-Runner south on the fifty-seven free way. The offender made her largest mistake when she decided to step into her vehicle intoxicated and then when she made an unsafe lane change in an attempt to exit on Chapman Avenue. The entire right side of her vehicle collided with the left front end of a silver Toyota Sequoia traveling on the outside of her vehicle.
The drunken offender’s Toyota 4-Runner then began to spin and turn out of control and proceeded to roll into a ravine. This accident was right next to the Chapman Avenue off ramp. The condition of the mangled vehicle caused the offender and her father to become trapped inside the vehicle. The father, who was seated in the passenger seat, died from his injuries in the impact of the crash.
Under the California Vehicle Code, Section 23153: “Any person who, while under the influence of intoxicating liquor, or under the combined influence of intoxicating liquor and any drug, drives a vehicle and when so driving does any act forbidden by law or neglects any duty imposed by law in the driving of such vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than himself, is guilty of a felony.”