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DUI Crash Around Orange County

Deadly DUI Crash

When driving you always want to be aware of your surroundings, but you can’t really do that if you’re DUI. DUI means that you’re driving under the influence of something that impairs you’re ability to drive such as drugs or alcohol.

Recently a twenty-four year old woman has been charged with murder after she was suspected of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol and being involved in a crash that killed a forty-two year old man. The crash happened in 2016.

Twenty-four year old, Jacie Cornish was arrested on one count of murder in the collision that killed Jose Barrazasoto.

According to the reports, Cornish was driving a Hyundai sedan in the early morning hours of October 1, 2016 when she sadly collided into a Ford pickup truck who was being drove by Barrazasoto.

Barrazasoto sadly passed away at the scene of the crash. Cornish suffered from only minor injuries. Barrazosoto’s wife was also in the vehicle, she was also hurt during the crash.

DUI Test

Cornish was driving over 100 mph at the time of the crash according to the Sheriff’s department. She also had a blood alcohol level of 0.17 and trace amounts of marijuana in her blood.

Apparently this wasn’t the first time Cornish had been under the influence though. She had a previous DUI conviction in August 2015. She was eligible for “Watson Murder” charges.



DUI Wrong Way Driver

A wrong-way driver reached speeds of up to 100 mph before he slammed into a car on a freeway in the Tustin area early Friday morning.

The crash left an innocent motorist dead and his passenger critically injured, authorities said. California Highway Patrol officers spotted the wayward driver beforehand and made a desperate effort to prevent the collision, a spokesman for the agency said.

Shortly after 2 a.m., the officers were traveling southbound on the 5 Freeway when they saw the driver of a gray 2008 Toyota Camry on the northbound side, speeding in oncoming lanes of traffic.

The CHP personnel “were next to the vehicle, attempting to get the driver to stop and slow down — using their stoplights and emergency lights — but the driver wasn’t responding and continued southbound in the carpool lane,” said CHP Sgt. Todd Kovaletz.

When the Camry plowed into a silver 2000 Ford Mustang on the transition road from the 55 Freeway, the impact left the latter vehicle teetering on the side of the overpass.

The driver of the Mustang, identified only as a 33-year-old Brea man, died at the scene. Firefighter-paramedics used the Jaws of Life to extract his trapped passenger, a 24-year-old Burbank woman. She was transported to Orange County Global Medical Center in critical condition.

The 30-year-old errant motorist, a resident of Lake Forest, sustained major injuries and was also hospitalized. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and felony manslaughter. His name was not immediately released.

Kovaletz Statement:

Being next to a wrong-way driver is one of the scariest things you can see, because all you’re seeing is that inevitability, what’s going to happen. You’re doing everything you can to get them to stop, but if they’re so either intoxicated or confused to be on the wrong side of the freeway, there’s not a lot of hope sometimes of getting them to stop.

DUI Flying Car Crash

Two people suffered minor injuries in a bizarre crash Sunday morning when a car went airborne and slammed into the second floor of a dental office in Santa Ana, officials said.

The driver of the vehicle, whose name was not released, was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, Santa Ana police said Sunday afternoon.

According to the Santa Ana Police Department, the collision was reported shortly before 5:30 a.m. near the intersection of 17th and French streets.

The white Nissan Altima crossed three lanes on 17th before it hit a center divider, soared into the air and plowed into the two-story structure, the Orange County Fire Authority said.

The incident caused a small fire that injured one person, who managed to get out of the sedan unassisted, the OCFA said.

Firefighters responded to the scene and extinguished the blaze, then extricated a second person who was trapped inside the sedan.

Police say the center median had a dirt mound which likely contributed to the car launching into the air. They say no other vehicles were involved in the incident.

Mother Of the Year, DUI?

mother was arrested Sunday on suspected drunken driving charges after Orlando police say she fled from the scene of an accident, according to an arrest affidavit.

Witnesses told officers they saw Luvasia McCreary, 26, driving a Chevrolet Malibu around 5 p.m. on West Colonial Drive near Tampa Avenue when she hit another car, the report said.

She kept driving and stopped at a nearby intersection. She said she was coming from Applebee’s where she drank two margaritas, the report said.

She blew a .147 — the legal limit is .08.

McCreary said she “loved her kids” and drank a lot because of her insecurities.

The four children, ranging in age between 7 and 11 months old, were not hurt. Two of the children were in the front seat when the airbag deployed, the report said.

She was taken to the Orange County Jail on DUI property damage, DUI while accompanied by a minor and leaving the scene of a crash charges. She has since bonded out.


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