Driver with Four Times the Legal BAC Limit Causes Fatal Accident

Police say a drunk driver had nearly four times the legal BAC limit in his system when he caused a fatal crash in Coachella Sunday morning. The crash occurred at the intersection of Highway 86 Expressway and Avenue 50.

According to police, 25-year-old Cristian Hernandez Torres ran a red light at the intersection and crashed into a vehicle driven by 64-year-old Terry Kaul. The San Diego woman was airlifted to Desert Regional Medical Center with severe injuries. She passed away the following day.

Torres had a BAC of .31 when the crash occurred. That is nearly four times the legal BAC limit of .08. He pleaded not guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter and other charges during a hearing Wednesday. Torres was issued warrants last year after failing to appear in court for two DUI cases.

“Repeat DUI offenders continue to pose a hazard on the road. Our hearts go out to the victim’s family,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

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DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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