On Wednesday at approximately 10:45 a.m., a teenage driver collided with a Metro Bus when he allegedly ran a red light in East Los Angeles, California. According to California Highway Patrol, the 17-year-old driver was driving southbound in a 2000 Volkswagen Beetle on Downey Road when it crashed into the Metro.
Unfortunately, this teen DUI crash was quite severe, sending 14 people to the hospital to receive medical treatment. Three of the victims ended up in critical condition, while the other victims sustained minor injuries.
When the Volkswagen Beetle made impact, it got mangled between the front of the bus and a traffic light pole. Shortly after the crash, the authorities arrested the young boy on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He has since been released into his parents’ custody while authorities determine the charges for this teen DUI case. The identity of the driver has not been revealed as the investigation is ongoing.
Since this is the defendant’s first DUI, he would normally be charged with a misdemeanor. However, because he caused major bodily harm, a prosecutor may try to seek maximum penalties against him. It is imperative that he seeks counsel from lawyers who are well-equipped to handle difficult cases such as this. Here at the Law Offices of Taylor and Taylor, our defense attorneys are more than capable of offering the proper defense needed to take on such a case.