Will California MIP Class Help Teen with 7 Felony DUIs?

by: Mike Miller

You want to talk about royally screwing up your life. How can a teenager possibly have 7 felony driving under the influence violations? It is true – a California teenager has been charged with 7 felony DUIs after a deadly crash in Nevada.

Five people were killed in the crash, which occurred on Interstate 15 about 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas, and another two were injured. J As reported in www.inquisitr.com.

The driver, Jean Ervin Soriano managed to escape the crash with his life but he is now being charged with 7 felony DUIs. Soriano also faces two misdemeanors for driving without a license and failure to decrease speed.

Would it surprise you to know that Soriano was a fugitive at the time of the crash, having just escaped the Youth Guidance Center in Santa Ana, California, on March 1? The Guidance Center is a facility that treats young drug and alcohol abusers.

The 18-year-old Soriano is currently being held on $3.5 million bond after he and another passenger rear-ended a van which flipped over and five of the seven people inside, including a 13-year-old girl, were killed.

There was no doubt Soriano had been drinking as police found empty beer cans in Soriano’s car and the teenager reportedly told police that he was the one who had been driving. Soriano had a blood alcohol level of .12 at the time of the crash.

What a tragic waste of life. I would like to think that Soriano could lead a productive life after taking an California online MIP course, but who could overcome killing so many innocent people.