On July 10, a California man was sentenced to 18 years in prison for a deadly drunk driving crash early last year. The 26-year-old was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI in June.
According to authorities, the defendant's blood alcohol content was between .10 and .18 percent when he lost control of his SUV on a northbound Interstate 805 transition ramp at around 11:15 p.m. on Jan. 10, 2014. The SUV flipped at least five times, and four of his five male passengers were thrown from the vehicle. Three of his passengers, ages 23, 29 and 35, died at the scene of the crash. A survivor of the accident testified that all five passengers asked the defendant to slow down immediately before the accident.