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Automobile Homicide Archives - Utah Personal Injury Attorney | Intermountain Legal

Automobile Homicide – Case Dismissed

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Last Wednesday a Nevada judge dismissed charges against Jean Soriano, who was charged with “DUI causing serious bodily injury or death.” Soriano was charged after a March 30th accident resulting in the death of 5 people. The equivalent charge in Utah is Automobile Homicide. The Automobile Homicide statute criminalizes operating a motor vehicle in a negligent manner which causes the death of another WHILE having a blood alcohol content of .08 or greater or being under the influence of alcohol or drugs to a degree that render the person incapable of safely operating a vehicle. Automobile Homicide is a second degree felony which carries a prison term of 1-15 years. Read More