CALIFORNIA DUI NEWS UPDATE: DUI Driver sentenced to 60 Years to Life for killing six people in DUI Crash

CBS 13 is reporting that the Linda, California man who killed a family of six in a drunk driving accident in September, 2006 has been sentenced to 60 years to life in prison today.

Bradley Bledsoe was arrested in September of 2006 outside his home after fleeing the scene of the crash that killed six people from one family. A report by the California Highway Patrol said Bledsoe was driving his SUV on Highway 70 south of Marysville when he rear-ended the family’s SUV, causing it to spin and slam into a tree.

Bledsoe was charged and convicted of six counts of second-degree murder, hit and run, DUI and driving with a restricted license.

It is a crime to drive a car in California with a blood-alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. It is also illegal to drive a car while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. If you cause an accident while you are DUI and someone is seriously injured or killed you can face felony charges including vehicular manslaughter.

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