As I mentioned before, Lynette Ann Hunt was found guilty of 2 counts of DUI vehicular manslaughter for a crash that occurred in July of 2008. Hunt had been drinking at a friend’s party and still decided to drive her friends home with a blood alcohol level of .15%. The car skidded off the road and her two friends, Vanessa Herrada and Maria Zamarripa, were killed immediately. After being found guilty in August of the manslaughter charges, last week the judge announced that she would be facing 6 years in custody for her actions.
It is unfortunate that Hunt decided to drive that night, while so heavily intoxicated. Even though she had no intentions of killing her friends, a drunk driver assumes the risk of being held liable if something should happen while driving. For her bad decisions, she has to spend 6 years in prison, thinking about her actions. Besides prison, Hunt will likely be on probation after release and have to take alcohol classes. Whether you live in Laguna Niguel, Santa Ana or Orange, if you are charged with DUI manslaughter, you will need an experienced DUI defense attorney to assist you.
If you have any questions about DUI manslaughter, 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).