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Orange County Man Sentenced to Jail for Fatal DUI Crash

An Orange County man has been sentenced to 20 years and 4 months in prison for a fatal DUI-related accident that he caused last Valentine’s Day.  Gustavo Vega, 24, was driving while under the influence of alcohol on February 14, 2010 when he sped through a red light and crashed into a Toyota Corolla.  The Corolla’s driver sustained minor injuries but unfortunately the passenger, 20-year-old Cara Lee, died at the scene of the accident. According to the Los Angeles Times, Vega fled the scene but was later found by police hiding at a nearby housing complex.

This past Friday, Vega was sentenced at the Orange County Superior Court for murder, felony hit-and-run, driving under the influence and felony possession.  Vega’s blood-alcohol content level during that fatal DUI accident was at .17 percent, more than twice the legal limit.

Being arrested for driving under the influence in OC can be quite stressful, especially when there is an accident involved. If you or someone you know has been in a DUI-related accident, contact our Orange County DUI Defense Lawyer as soon as possible; waiting to hire an attorney can be detrimental to your case.

Our lawyers will not only investigate the case, but we will also subpoena records and officers, if needed, and ensure that you receive the best possible representation available. Whether this is your first time DUI offense or you are being charged with a felony driving under the influence charge, our lawyers are here for you.  For a free quote and case consultation, call us today at 949-477-8088!