A Ladera Ranch man could spend the next 10 years in prison if he found guilty of the vehicular manslaughter charges he faces.
Richard Ernest Caselli, 37, was charged with vehicular manslaughter following an October 2009 accident that left a woman dead. Prosecutors say Caselli was driving more than 100 mph on the 73 toll road just north of Laguna Canyon Road when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed into an SUV being driven by Brook Boynton. Boynton, who was ejected from her vehicle, died in the accident.
In addition to speeding excessively, authorities also said Caselli showed signs of intoxication, including bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and the scent of alcohol on the breath.
Caselli is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow. If he is ultimately convicted of vehicle manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated he will face a maximum of 10 years in prison. For now, he is out on $150,000 bal.
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