University Of California Student Faces 12 Years In Prison For DUI

University Of California Student Faces 12 Years In Prison

jose lumbrerasJose Lumbreras, a graduate student at the University of California, could be sentenced up to 12 years in prison for vehicular manslaughter after being involved in a fatal DUI crash. The fatal DUI incident occurred on May 18, 2012 around 1 a.m. in Berkeley when Lumbreras crashed his Cadillac into a tree. Lumbreras’ girlfriend, Milanca Lopez was pronounced dead at the scene, while her 6 year-old son Xavier Chevez died a week later at the hospital. Police found that Lumbreras had a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of .219% at the scene of the crash, which is almost triple the legal driving limit.

According to police, Lumbreras was driving at approximately 64 mph at the time of the crash. Lumbreras, who was seriously injured in the accident, plead no contest to 2 counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and could be sentenced to 12 years in prison on June 11. Lumbreras is expected to graduate from the University of California Berkeley, majoring in social welfare and had planned to earn his masters degree at UCLA. Before attending the University of California Berkeley, Lumbreras graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2010.

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