Palm Desert Woman Charged with Murder for Fatal DUI Crash

Police have arrested a Palm Desert woman in connection with a fatal DUI crash last October that killed her passenger. Last Wednesday, the district attorney charged 65-year-old Shelley Ann Bunn with murder.

On October 13, 2016, Bunn was driving her sedan in Sunrise Country Club when she crashed into the back of a trailer. Both Bunn and her passenger John Boyd suffered injuries including broken bones in the crash. Both were taken to the hospital for treatment, but Boyd died from his injuries 10 days later.

Driver Admitted to Drinking 8 Beers on Day of Crash

Court documents indicate that Bunn was under the influence when she crashed her vehicle. A sheriff’s deputy reported that Bunn told him she’d had around eight beers. Bunn was released from custody at the hospital. She was not charged until last Wednesday.

Bunn is a repeat DUI offender. In 2007, she pleaded guilty to a DUI charge. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), roughly one-third of drivers who are arrested or convicted of DUI are repeat offenders.

“The consequences of driving under the influence can be severe and life-altering. It is simply never worth it to get behind the wheel if you’ve been drinking,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

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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