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Fatal DUI Accident Results in OC Man Being Arrested

A fatal DUI accident in Riverside County has resulted in an Orange County man being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and manslaughter.

The accident, which occurred at 3:35am on Saturday morning, took the life of 20-year-old Joseph Castro, from Santa Ana and injured two teenage girls, a 19-year-old from the city of Orange and a 16-year-old from Santa Ana. The driver of the vehicle, 22-year-old Victor Martinez from Santa Ana, was allegedly traveling at high speeds when he crashed into a dirt embankment along the side of the road. Martinez was then arrested and booked at the Robert Presley Detention Center on suspicion of driving under the influence as well as manslaughter.

Being arrested for an Orange County DUI can be stressful and the consequences can be quite serious. As a DUI offender, you could be looking at a yearlong license suspension, hefty court fines, being placed on probation and being required to not violate that probation as well as have to enroll and complete an alcohol and/or drug program that may last up to 18 months.

Our Orange County DUI Defense Attorneys have the experience and knowledge to handle any type of DUI charge, whether you are a first time DUI offender, you are an underage DUI offender or whether you are being charged with an Orange County felony DUI. Don’t wait to hire a lawyer as it can be detrimental to your case; contact our OC DUI Lawyer today at 949-477-8088 for a free quote!