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California driver accused of vehicular manslaughter

Car accidents happen every day in California for a variety of different reasons; some occur for reasons as simple as a slight driver miscalculation. When an accident involves a driver of a certain age and happens at a certain time of day, law enforcement officers may sometimes leap to the conclusion that alcohol was a factor, even if there is little evidence to support such claims. Unfortunately, a driver now faces accusations of vehicular manslaughter, among others, following a recent fatal crash.

The incident happened on a Sunday in August. According to reports, a car plunged off a ramp that connects Highway 24 to Interstate 680. Many details regarding how the accident happened are unclear.

Understanding California's Three Strikes Law

The "Three Strikes" statute provides for mandatory minimum imprisonment of 25 years to life if convicted of three felonies that classify as "strikes." Introduced in 1994, its goal is to create a "tough on crime" policy to eliminate recidivism. California's criminal justice system considers repeat offenders difficult to handle because they can be difficult to reform.

The Three Strikes Law significantly extends prison terms with the idea that offenders will work to reform themselves to avoid an increased time behind bars. "Strikers" are removed from the streets for a longer period, which eases the minds of citizens. While most Californians know the Three Strikes Law exists, many people don't know what it entails.

Teenager charged with murder in double homicide

The vast majority of teenagers in California spend a great deal of time pondering their future. For most this includes what profession they will pursue after high school and whether and where they will attend college. Unfortunately, the decisions that one teenager faces are much more serious as he was recently arrested and charged with murder.

The 18-year-old was arrested for his alleged role in a shooting that happened on a day in late July. While many of the details of the incident are unclear, police say that he was involved in the shooting deaths of two males, a 28-year-old and a 17-year-old. He also faces charges of attempted murder involving a 13-year-old.

California cheerleading coach accused of drunk driving

During the summer, many parents send their children to camps. Often, these children attend with trusted educators. For most, these events are relatively uneventful and their coaches, or other responsible adults, ultimately return them safely to their parents. Unfortunately, police in California have accused a cheerleading coach of drunk driving during a cheer camp held on a college campus.

The incident involved a 22-year-old woman who was serving as a cheerleading coach for a California high school. Police say that she was taken into custody after her vehicle struck a tree on campus. Reports indicate that there was a 17-year-old girl in the car at the time of the accident.

Woman charged with vehicular manslaughter in California

It may be difficult to imagine what goes through a person's mind if he or she is involved in a car accident. Often, some people panic and react in a way that may seem contrary to what is typically expected. Unfortunately, police in California have accused a driver of vehicular manslaughter after she allegedly fled from the scene of an accident that is said to have resulted in a fatality.

The incident happened on a day in mid-July. According to reports, surveillance footage in the area shows a vehicle speeding in an area near an intersection. The vehicle allegedly struck a 39-year-old woman who was walking in the area. Unfortunately, both the woman and her unborn child died at the scene of the collision.

Top 5 crimes associated with college students

The college years are most often the most memorable years in a person's youth. For better or for worse, events happen and decisions are made that can take a young person's life down a very different path than originally intended. At the same time, parents tend to worry about how college tests their parenting endeavors prior to their first day away from home. It can be a scary time of uncertainty for many parents and youths alike.

Unfortunately, the taste of freedom and unrestraint causes many young college students to participate in behavior that lands them in jail. Your son or daughter may be faced with high penalty fees, mandatory jail time, and trouble reentering the academic world. So, what types of crimes are most common among college students?

California man surrenders following double murder

Workplace dynamics are often interesting. While some people have close knit relationships with their co-workers, others may experience strife and conflict. Regardless, dynamics rarely result in violence. Despite this, police believe that a man in California was involved with the murder of two people with whom he reportedly worked.

The incident is said to have happened on a night in mid-July. According to reports, there was a shooting at a tattoo parlor that resulted in the death of two men, ages 30 and 35. The men were reportedly employees at the business.

California high school track, football coach faces drug charges

In theory, anyone who is charged or suspected of a crime in the United States is treated equally as they navigate through the justice system. Unfortunately, those with certain occupations could face additional scrutiny in the aftermath of charges coming to light. For example, when an educator faces accusations of a crime, it is not unusual for the story of their arrest to make front page news. In fact, the arrest former high school coach on drug charges in California has received a significant amount of media coverage.

The arrest reportedly came as a result of an investigation into a white supremacist group. Reports indicate that the 35-year-old man was pulled over by police on a day in late May. He was taken into custody and charged with four felonies -- the sale and transportation of ecstasy, possession of a controlled substance with the intent to sell, carrying a loaded, unregistered firearm in public and possession of a controlled substance with a firearm.

Woman accused of drunk driving in California

When faced with an interaction with a law enforcement figure, many people panic. If an officer is attempting a traffic stop, for example, a person may even be unaware that he or she is the subject of the officer's attention. Unfortunately, this could result in accusations of avoiding a traffic stop. A woman in California now faces such allegations following an incident that has left her facing suspicions of drunk driving.

The incident happened after 9 p.m. on a day in late June. According to reports, police began a search for a driver who was potentially under the influence of alcohol; it is unclear how this person attracted police attention. When an officer reportedly located the vehicle and attempted a stop, reports claim that the driver -- a 27-year-old woman -- attempted to flee.

Vehicular manslaughter charge filed against California teen

All drivers in California have likely experienced a situation where their vehicle has drifted off the side of the road briefly. When something like that occurs, it is easy for drivers to panic, causing them to overreact. Unfortunately, a teenager now faces a charge of vehicular manslaughter after he allegedly overcorrected, causing an accident.

The incident happened on a day in June. California Highway Patrol officers claim that the 19-year-old driver had been smoking pot with friends on a beach prior to the accident. Police say that his vehicle drifted right, and the driver lost control. The vehicle then allegedly spun into the path of an oncoming vehicle.

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