Roberto Ramirez-Martinez arrested for killing one person in Golden Valley
The accident occurred the morning of Sunday, June 5, and ended with Roberto Ramirez-Martinez being booked into Washoe County Detention Facility for felony DUI resulting in death.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident call around 1:30 a.m. on Sunday near the intersection of East Golden Valley Road and Spearhead Way. Two vehicles were involved in the fatal crash, of which details are still being investigated.
Anyone who might have witnessed the accident or has additional information is encouraged to reach out to Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Major Accident Investigation Team (MAIT) at (775)328-3350 or remain anonymous by calling Secret Witness at (775) 322-4900.
Liability In Washoe County DUI Car Accidents
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Pursuant to California Vehicle Code 23152, “(a) It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any alcoholic beverage to drive a vehicle. (b) It is unlawful for a person who has 0.08 percent or more, by weight, of alcohol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle.” Even small amounts of alcohol can substantially impair drivers in the following ways:
- Delayed reaction times
- Loss of muscle control
- Impaired judgment
- Lowered alertness
The family of any victim that has been injured or killed in a collision with a drunk driver may have legal recourse through a bodily injury or wrongful death claim. Damages in a civil claim can help cover lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering. A wrongful death attorney can examine all of the unique facts of your case and let you know what your legal options are.
Investigating A Washoe County DUI Car Accident
We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim killed by Roberto Ramirez-Martinez. Any person that may have information about what happened should reach out to the police. A thorough investigation must be conducted for the sake of all who have lost so much.
Do you need more information about an accident that took place in Washoe County? There are a number of laws designed to protect your rights. Our team of personal injury attorneys are here to answer any questions that you may have. Whether you just have legal questions or need more information about an accident we are here for you. You can reach out to us anytime at (213) 927-3700.