Last weekend, Michael Neal was speeding on the I-80 highway in Citrus Heights. Neal lost control of the car and it clipped another car before skidding off the road and slamming into a tree. Two passengers in the car were killed instantly. A third passenger was taken to the hospital but died from her injuries. Neal was also taken to the hospital for his broken ribs and pelvic injuries. Police think he may have been intoxicated while driving so upon release from the hospital, he is expected to be arrested and taken to jail.
Neal has two past DUI incidents on his record. Both of the charges were never prosecuted though, because he failed to show up in court. Instead, his license was suspended. If he is convicted of three counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while under the influence of alcohol, Neal is looking to face life in prison. Whether you live in Los Angeles County, Riverside County or Orange County, if you are charged with DUI manslaughter, call an experienced DUI defense attorney to assist you.