San Diego DUI attorneys never like to see anyone hurt in a drunk driving accident let alone killed. When bad things happen while driving under the influence, San Diego DUI judges come down hard. Here’s yet another example, this time with drugs not alcohol.
Being under the influence of prescription drugs when you hit and kill a mother of two walking to work in Poway results in a 16-year prison sentence.
Becky Anderson was convicted of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing great bodily injury for a guilty plea in the November 2009 incident that caused Kristen Bedard’s death.
The DUI defendant told the San Diego county DUI officer she had taken Valium the night before and a dose of Methadone at a clinic earlier that morning. She was reaching down for a piece of paper while driving when she apparently lost control, weaving into a bicycle lane, tragically colliding with Bedard.
2 out of state prior DUI convictions from Minnesota obviously affected her hard drunk driving sentence.