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Alleged drunk driver pleads not guilty to murder charges

Imagine losing the people you love when a driver decides to risk driving while under the influence. You'd be horrified, but you'd also be extremely angry if you later found out that the individual had been arrested for drunk driving several times before.That's what happened in this case that is still pending trial. A motorist has pleaded not guilty two counts of murder that he faces as a result of a crash he allegedly caused while under the influence of alcohol. A July 24 news article states that the 34-year-old man was driving east on Taft Highway when his 2006 GMC Sierra crossed the center lane and hit a Ford Focus with two women inside.The crash happened at approximately 4:30 p.m. An investigator that came to the scene stated that the man smelled like he had been drinking and was showing signs of being intoxicated. He allegedly had slurred speech, trouble maintaining his balance and red, watery eyes. When he was asked if he had been drinking, he did not give a comment except to make a reference to the fact that he had made an error.The two victims included a 50-year-old woman and her daughter, 19. A friend of the victim said she did not understand why the man had not been in jail prior to this accident. He had three previous drunk-driving convictions. If he is convicted in this case, he faces life in prison.

1 killed, 2 suffer serious injuries in 3-car crash

When you're driving, you know that you need to keep your eyes on the road. If you look away for even a few seconds, it could be long enough to cause a collision. For instance, if you look down and approach an intersection too quickly, you might not notice a stop sign or oncoming traffic.

Marijuana can cause traffic accidents in some cases

If you smoke marijuana and get behind the wheel of a car, you could be accused of driving under the influence. Does marijuana actually increase the risk of a motor vehicle crash, though? Research is mixed, which makes some people question how dangerous marijuana really is.

Self driving cars: A debate on morality

Self-driving or autonomous vehicles look like they're here to stay. We will probably see more and more of them in the future, and we may soon be sharing our roads with them in California. The notion of having a computer program driving us around town is pretty interesting, and it also brings up some serious morality concerns.

What are the elements of a wrongful death claim?

California families that lost a loved one in a serious accident may be able to pursue wrongful death claims. Especially if the family members were dependents, spouses, children or other close relatives, they may have strong wrongful death claims to pursue if it was negligence or unlawful behavior that caused their loved one's death.

What are some tips for a first time motorcycle rider?

Buying a motorcycle is an exhilarating experience, especially when it's your first bike. If you've never ridden on a motorcycle before, you will want to make sure you know all about it before leaving the dealership with it. Do plenty of research prior to buying and do your best to operate a bike of someone you know to get a feel for it. Here are some tips for a first time motorcycle rider.

How to avoid aggressive driving incidents in California

Aggressive driving is a problem on the roads of California even though law enforcement agencies do everything possible to curb this issue. Aggressive drivers can be found anywhere and can show up with little to no warning or notice. As a driver, you can avoid aggressive drivers by taking some simple precautions when behind the wheel in Manhattan Beach.

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