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OC Woman Arrested on Suspicion of DUI After Fatal Accident

An Orange County woman was arrested over the weekend in connection to a suspected drunk driving accident that killed a local motorcycle rider. The suspect, 39-year-old Deanna Marie Soto of Huntington Beach, was arrested following a fatal crash that occurred around 2:00 am at the intersection of West Walnut Avenue and South Lemon Street in Fullerton.

According to Fullerton authorities, Soto had been making a left turn when a motorcycle rider collided with her Nissan Sentra. Officials state that the intersection did not have a traffic light and that the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Soto was arrested on charges for DUI and vehicular manslaughter and was booked into Orange County Central Jail. Her bail was set at $100,000.

DUI Accidents Causing Death

This incident, while tragic, serves as a reminder for why law enforcement officers and prosecutors have become so aggressive when arresting and charging motorists for driving under the influence (DUI). As the most serious DUI offense, vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated causes numerous deaths on American roadways each year. Prosecutors handle these cases vigorously in their attempts to convict and penalize motorists, as it often sets an example to other drivers.

If you or someone you love has been charged for DUI resulting in death – also referred to as vehicular manslaughter – it is important to understand that serious, life-altering penalties are at stake, including hefty fines and lengthy terms of imprisonment. An experienced Orange County DUI lawyer from the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry can help you learn more about the charges and penalties you face, and how our firm can provide the defense you need.

To discuss your case with a member of our legal team, call (949) 537-2202.