DRUNKEN DRIVER SENTENCED FOR KILLING MOTORIST BY CRASHING INTO VICTIM AFTER RUNNING RED LIGHT

OCDASeal

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release
Case # 10NF1615





March 11, 2011

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
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DRUNKEN DRIVER SENTENCED FOR KILLING MOTORIST BY CRASHING INTO VICTIM AFTER RUNNING RED LIGHT

SANTA ANA – A drunken driver was convicted today of killing another motorist by driving through a red light and crashing into the victim in an intersection. Alice Darlene Moya, 21, Lynwood, pleaded guilty to the court to one felony count of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated without gross negligence. She was sentenced to one year in jail and three years of formal probation over the objection of the People, who advocated for a state prison sentence.

At approximately 2:30 a.m. on April 24, 2010, Moya was driving home in her Honda sedan from a party in the city of South Gate while under the influence of alcohol. As the defendant approached the intersection of Gilbert Street and Rosecrans Avenue in Fullerton, she drove through a red light and crashed into a Toyota sedan driven by 56-year-old Sae Jun Koh.

Moya sustained minor abrasions as a result of the crash. Koh was transported to University of California, Irvine Medical Center, where he died on May 17, 2010, due to swelling in the brain and blunt force trauma.

When contacted by officers from the Fullerton Police Department at the scene, Moya displayed objective signs of intoxication and had a blood alcohol level of .14 percent. The defendant was 20 years old at the time of the crash.

Senior Deputy District Attorney Susan Price of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting this case.

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