Ocean Beach Mother and Child have sustained injuries in a Drunk Driving related accident at the commercial intersection of West Point Loma Blvd. and Sunset Cliffs Blvd. According to news reports the child was riding a bicycle at the time accident with the vehicle. The injuries to both mother and child have been described as non light threatening. Felony DUI: The Driver was arrested at the scene of the accident. Information on any formal charges has yet to be released to the media. However it is suspected that the District Attorney will charge the suspect with Felony DUI. The State of California separates Injuries and Death caused by Drunk Driving into two categories.
- DUI resulting in Injuries:, “It is unlawful for any person, while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver.”
- DUI resulting in Death: Refereed to in the State of California as Vehicular Manslaughter If alcohol was involved a driver can be charged with vehicular manslaughter, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, or second-degree murder. This requires that the person be charged with an underlying, misdemeanor or felony.