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A 13-year-old boy was struck and critically injured in a Glendale pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a driver who had a blood-alcohol level of nearly four times the legal limit. According to a KTLA news report, the driver, 63-year-old Christopher Dean Carone was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving after the crash, which occurred the night of Aug. 23 in a crosswalk in the 2800 block of Verdugo Road in front of Glorietta Park. Continue reading →

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Shannon McDonald, 43, a Los Angeles Commissioner and long-time Lancaster resident, was killed in a suspected DUI crash. According to a Fox11 news report, the crash occurred near 40th Street West and Avenue L in Lancaster. Police say McDonald was driving a Chevy Suburban SUV when a suspected drunk driver in a pickup truck attempted to turn left and crashed into the SUV. Police say, based on preliminary investigations, that the driver of the truck may have failed to yield the right of way. Continue reading →

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A male pedestrian was killed after suffering fatal injuries in a car crash that officials say was caused by a driver who was under the influence. According to a KTLA news report, 27-year-old Jacob Gralitzer was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while driving under the influence after the incident that occurred the night of Aug. 1 near several businesses on Melrose and Martel avenues. Continue reading →

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A driver suspected of being under the influence of alcohol when her car crashed into a South Los Angeles apartment has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. According to a KTLA news report, Nicole Marks, 44, was sleeping next to her 4-year-old daughter in their apartment when a car slammed into her bedroom in a building near Main Street and 87th Street Place. The crash caused fragments from the wall to fatally strike Marks. Her daughter was not seriously injured. Continue reading →

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Sladen John Mohl, 19, was killed in a Torrance pedestrian accident that involved three vehicles and according to officials, a 16-year-old driver who was under the influence, the Daily Breeze reports. The fatal incident occurred the night of April 18 at the intersection of Sepulveda and Hawthorne boulevards. When officers arrived, they found the injured pedestrian being treated by paramedics, but he died shortly afterwards from his injuries. Officers arrested a 16-year-old driver who they suspect was driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. Continue reading →

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An Anaheim Police Department employee sustained critical injuries when her vehicle was hit by a driver, who officials say, is suspected of driving under the influence of drugs the afternoon of March 9. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the suspect, 34-year-old Jose Alfredo Alcantar Garcia, earlier that day was involved in an unrelated incident in which he struck another vehicle and fled the scene. The police department employee, a traffic control assistant, was in a stopped marked vehicle performing traffic control duties on La Palma Avenue when she was struck from behind by a pickup truck. Continue reading →

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Five people were injured in a Los Angeles car accident, which officials say, was caused by a driver who was under the influence. According to a KTLA news report, the injury crash occurred the afternoon of Feb. 22 at First and Chicago streets in Boyle Heights. Officials say the driver, Joshua Garcia, attempted to flee after the crash, but was arrested soon afterward. Continue reading →

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Officials have arrested a 25-year-old woman in Redlands on suspicion of driving under the influence after she crashed into another vehicle along an on-ramp on the 10 Freeway injuring herself and two others. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred early morning on Saturday, Dec. 22 when Alexis Calderon drove a Toyota Corolla on a westbound 10 Freeway on-ramp in the wrong direction from Orange Street southbound. She collided into a Nissan Versa that was driving the right way. Continue reading →

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Jacob Farrand, 24, was killed in a La Habra car accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred early morning on Sept. 20 at the intersection of La Habra and Harbor boulevards. Police said one vehicle was heading east on La Habra Boulevard when it crashed into the other vehicle that was northbound on Harbor Boulevard. Continue reading →

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A 24-year-old woman was killed and eight others were injured in a 10-vehicle car accident on the southbound 5 Freeway in Irvine early morning on Aug. 23. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, officials say the fatal crash that occurred near the Alton Parkway exit, was triggered by the actions of a suspected drunk driver, who was also injured but arrested. Firefighters arrived at the scene and found multiple victims. Continue reading →

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