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People v. Vela, C066404

In a prosecution stemming from a drunk driving fatality, it is held that: 1) a person who willfully flees the scene by any method after committing gross vehicular manslaughter is subject to the enhanced penalty in Vehicle Code section 20001(c); and 2) there was sufficient evidence that the defendant fled following the vehicular manslaughter.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 04/30/2012
  • Published 04/30/2012


  • Murray


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Patricia L. Brisbois, Julie A. Hokans

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