Monday, February 22, 2010

Woman with DUI History Convicted of Murder after Crash

“Don’t drink and drive” is a simple and popular saying meant to advice drivers regarding the dangers of driving a vehicle while a person is impaired by the effects of a substance that he has taken.

A 21-year-old woman who has a history of DUI conviction was recently found guilty of murder after she drove a vehicle while drunk and got involved in high-speed accident that killed April Whang.

Brittany Schuetz was convicted by an Orange County Superior Court jury after records revealed that her blood alcohol content at the time of the accident was five times higher than the imposed legal limit.

According to the case’s prosecutors, the driver was on probation because of a drunk driving conviction in 2007. However, she still consumed a number of alcoholic beverages while at a party before driving off.

Reports show that the woman ran a red light while moving at a speed of 90 mph when she crashed into the victim’s vehicle.

Schuetz faces a maximum sentence in jail that can last from 15 years to life.