SANTA ANA, CA (August 9, 2022) – A 20-year-old Irvine man appeared in court today on two murder charges in connection with a DUI crash in Irvine that killed a couple.
Jack Frederick Varga Nagl was charged Wednesday with the two counts of second-degree murder and one count of possession of a deadly weapon — metal knuckles, all felonies, as well as three counts of battery and one count each of vandalism and damaging a wireless device to prevent calling police, all misdemeanors, according to court records.
Nagl faces a sentencing enhancement for committing an offense while released from custody.
Nagl is accused of killing 62-year-old Kamiar Ashraf and his 57-year-old wife Roxanne Ashraf, both of Irvine, on July 17, according to Orange County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Scott Steinle.
Nagl was accused of battery and vandalism and damaging the wireless device on Aug. 1.
The crash occurred about 8 p.m. at Meadow Valley and Spring Valley, according to Irvine police Lt. Bill Bingham. When authorities arrived a Mini Cooper was fully engulfed in flames.
Nagl was driving a Volkswagen Golf that collided with the Mini Cooper, Bingham said. Nagl was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, Bingham said, adding that speed and drugs appeared to factor into the cause of the crash.
Nagl did not enter a plea for his Irvine DUI crash when he appeared in court in the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
His arraignment was rescheduled for Aug. 31 in the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.
[via City News Now]
Liability In Irvine DUI Car Crash
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 An Irvine DUI Crash
We at Accident News Now extend our deepest condolences to the families of Kamiar Ashraf and Roxanne Ashraf. 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.
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