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Underage DUI Offender Kills CHP Officer

Police in Las Vegas are reporting that a teen that was charged in the death of a California Highway Patrol (CHP) officer is facing multiple charges, including driving under the influence.

According to officers, 18 year old Rafael Garcia had been heading northbound on I-5 near Barstow during early morning hours on Sunday.  While driving, he veered off of the road and crashed into a CHP officer that was conducting a traffic stop.  The officer, Justin McGrory, was airlifted to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

At the time of the crash, Garcia was driving home to Las Vegas.  He was arrested at the scene of the accident.  Garcia was held at a California detention center and charged with vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, DUI resulting in bodily injury, possessing and selling marijuana as well as child cruelty because he had a minor in his car at the time of the crash. 

If you have been charged with underage DUI in Southern California, now is the right time to obtain representation from an Orange County DUI lawyerContact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today to discuss your case with an attorney.