A 38-year-old man arrested last week in relation to the death of Dennis Van Nguyen, 64 in a suspected DUI crash in Long Beach, California, has been scheduled for arraignment with or without a drunk driving attorney. The District Attorney’s Office, following a court appearance on Thursday, April 2, disclosed the man’s charges.
The charges stem from a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Anaheim Street on Thursday, March 23. The accident, in which the suspect, David Michael Garrison, was confirmed to have been driving under the influence, resulted in the death of another motorist.
Court records show that the accused was a serial DUI offender, with several previous cases of drunk driving, including a 2011 conviction in Minnesota.
The felon, who was held in police custody in lieu of $ 2 million bail is set to be arraigned in a Long Beach courthouse on April 16, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Offices.
Garrison is faced with a long list of DUI-related charges including one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter, murder, causing great bodily injury, gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and driving under the influence of a drug causing injury,
He was also charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, causing injury and driving with a 0.08% blood alcohol level resulting in injury, both within 10 years of another DUI offense.
His charges may attract between 15 years to life imprisonment in a state prison, which may be beaten down by a good drunk driving attorney.
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