After drinking four Crown Royal and colas, two patron tequila shots and three Jagermeister bombs earlier that evening, Yanira Ramirez was very drunk. However, she still managed to get into her car on November 30, 2007. Unfortunately for Pauline Portes, Ramirez was so drunk that she drove the wrong way on the 55 (Costa Mesa) freeway, crashing into Portes and killing her. Portes’ boyfriend, Nguyen, was driving when the crash occurred and was injured.
Ramirez is a single mom of a 5 and 9 year old. She has no criminal past. She said she made a poor decision when she decided to drive home that night and will now be facing 10 years in prison for vehicular manslaughter. It just takes one poor decision to end a life. Regardless if you live in Irvine, Anaheim, Fullerton or Westminster, drinking and driving is a serious offense.
If you have any questions about DUI’s or about your own charges, please call Orange County defense attorney William Weinberg, at 949.474.8009 (Irvine office) or 714.834.1400 (Orange office).