As reported by Fox 40 in Sacramento, a pregnant woman and her unborn child were killed in a suspected California DUI accident on April 2.

According to California Highway Patrol, 24-year-old Miguel Almanza was DUI when he crashed into Juan Rodriguez and his family. Rodriguez’s wife, who was 7-months pregnant, was pronounced dead at the scene.

“At times it’s very frustrating when you go and you see repeat consequences of someone who made a very foolish decision to get behind the wheel when they’re impaired and under the influence of alcohol,” said Sergeant Ben Moser. “Anytime someone dies as a result of that, it’s tragic.”

Almanza is facing charges of felony DUI and gross vehicular manslaughter.

As the story highlights, a California drunk driving accident that results in the death of another almost always will be treated as a felony.

Because California felony DUI cases can result in far greater penalties, it is important that DUI offenders seek representation from skilled California DUI attorneys who are experienced with felony DUI cases and who can help minimize the potential penalties.

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