This is the fourth in our week-long blog series here at onlinealcoholclass.com looking at the horrific possible consequences of drinking and driving. Each day we are looking at a different incident where someone lost their life because another person chose to get behind the wheel while intoxicated. This incident took place in El Cajon, California.
Mario Alberto Carranza was allegedly drunk when he lost control of his car, sending it off the freeway and killing two passengers. He hopes to get away with it. Carranza, whose arm was in a sling as he made his court appearance via video, was ordered held on $1 million bail, pleaded not guilty to murder and other charges. As reported in www.10news.com.
The 26-year-old Carranza was driving on the interstate at 7:30 a.m. when his vehicle drifted into the center divider. He then overcorrected, and the car smashed through a chain-link fence before ending up in a concrete culvert. That sounds like a drunken driver or one who had fallen asleep.
Carranza obviously is seriously guilty of driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol as the San Diego resident’s blood-alcohol level was measured above .30 -- nearly four times higher than the legal limit.
Two passengers, Monica Lupercio and Carlos Vargas, both 20 years old, were killed and Carranza was seriously injured.
Carranza has a history of DUI behavior having been convicted back in 2007. He now faces 30 years to life in state prison if convicted of two counts each of second-degree murder, vehicular manslaughter and DUI causing injury, along with one count of possession of cocaine.
Again we see that drinking and driving are a deadly combination. Why do people think that they are safe in their huge chunk of metal? I’ll tell you why – because alcohol makes people believe do stupid things.