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Man with Multiple Drunk Driving Arrests Convicted of Manslaughter

Joel Miranda of Santa Ana will spend at least 10 years behind bars for his role in the death of Francisco Aquino, who was walking as a pedestrian when he was fatally struck by Miranda’s car. According the news reports, Miranda was driving a truck during the early evening of…

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San Diego Tops List of Drunk Driving Cities

Nationwide, fatal car accidents involving drunk drivers have been on the decline. But yesterday, a study was released listing the 20 cities in the United States where drunk driving is most prevalent, and San Diego tops the list. Not far behind San Diego was Los Angeles, which ranked seventh. Despite…

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Drunk Driver Kills Pregnant Woman, Unborn Child in San Diego Car Accident

Instead of planning a baby shower, the family and friends of Elaina Luquis-Ortiz are planning a funeral. The 21-year-old Lemon Grove woman was killed during the early morning hours of News Year Day when she pulled over on the shoulder of I-805 to help a friend change a flat tire,…

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Drunk Drivers Kill Pedestrians in Separate San Diego County Incidents

Two San Diego County women in their 30s died this weekend in separate incidents when drunk drivers veered off the road and struck them as they walked on the side of the road. North of El Cajon, Cydil Kohlmeyer was walking near the 1200 block of Pepper Drive when a…

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Injury and Death in Rancho Santa Fe Crash

A local high school student was killed, and another injured, after a serious car accident in Rancho Santa Fe early Sunday morning. According to reports, five high school students from Torrey Pines High School piled into a Mazda 3 after a party and headed north on La Granada near the…

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Carlsbad Car Accident Caused by Drunk Driver

A five-car accident in Carlsbad triggered by a suspected drunk driver left several people injured. The accident occurred last Thursday, when driver Juan Galvan was speeding on southbound El Camino Real and ran a red light at Tamarack Ave. Galvan broadsided one car, the collided with three others. Galvan had…

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Fewer DUI Arrests in San Diego, But More in North County

It was a relatively quiet Fourth of July weekend on San Diego County roadways. Countywide there were 88 arrests for suspicion of driving under the influence, which represents 66 fewer arrests than last year. While that is great news, the story wasn’t the same on North County roads, where 21…

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More Serious Drunk Driving Accidents Caused by Female Drivers

Driving under the influence of alcohol is typically a man’s domain. But a recent study has revealed that over the last decade, injurious or fatal drunk driving accidents involving female drivers has risen sharply in California, and dramatically in San Diego County, where serious injury-causing accidents among females between ages…