Jesus Garcia arrested for killing 2 in DUI crash in Merced County

Posted: June 3, 2022

DOS PALOS, CA (June 3, 2022) – Jesus Garcia was arrested Wednesday for suspicion of DUI after crashing into a pole, killing two passengers in his car according to ABC 30 News.

The accident occurred around 4 p.m. on Highway 33 and Cypress Road.

Jesus Garcia was driving a 2004 Hyundai when he lost control of the car, causing it to flip over and crash into a pole and catch on fire. Garcia managed to escape the vehicle, while two passengers inside did not. They were declared dead at the scene.

Garcia was arrested for gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and DUI causing injury or death.

The two passengers who died were unidentified pending notification of next of kin.

Garcia was taken to the hospital for treatment of his injuries, and will be booked into Merced County Jail once he’s fit to be released.

Liability In Merced 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 Merced DUI Car Accident

We at West Coast Trial Lawyers extend our deepest condolences to the families of the two men who were killed in this negligent accident. 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 Merced? 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 (888) 395-7234.


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