A San Diego teenager was sentenced after he admitted to driving under the influence and causing an injury accident. (This is a follow-up to the story originally posted on November 17th.)
According to the Union Tribune, the seventeen year old was sentenced to the maximum penalty allowed under state law, 480 days in custody in the San Diego County’s Youthful Offender Unit. Once released, the juvenile will be placed on probation.
This teen’s blood alcohol content (BAC) was .21. Under California Vehicle Code (VC) Section 23136, “[I]t is unlawful for a person under the age of 21 years who has a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.01 percent or greater, as measured by a preliminary alcohol screening test or other chemical test, to drive a vehicle.”
VC Section 23136 does not preclude prosecution under California Vehicle Code Section 23153, which makes it “unlawful for any person, while under the influence of any alcoholic beverage or drug, or under the combined influence of any alcoholic beverage and drug, to drive a vehicle and concurrently do any act forbidden by law, or neglect any duty imposed by law in driving the vehicle, which act or neglect proximately causes bodily injury to any person other than the driver.”
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