DUI Arrest in Car Crash That Injured Girl Could Have An Impact on Los Angeles DUI Cases

An Indianapolis woman was recently arrested for a car crash that injured an 8 year old girl. The police arrested Juna Leon, 31, who now faces a DUI charge causing serious bodily injury.

Reports indicate that Leon was driving drunk when she ran a stop sign causing another vehicle to t-bone her car. The 8 year girl was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the crash.

In California, DUI with injury occurs when another person other then the driver is injured is charged under California Vehicle Code section 23153(a) and 23153(B).

In order for the prosecution to prove their case, they must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person at the wheel was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and that as a result of driving under the influence, they caused an injury to another person. If the person at the wheel has a blood alcohol level over .08% by body weight, then there is a presumption that they are driving under the influence.

If you have been arrested for a DUI in Los Angeles or you are under investigation for driving under the influence in Southern California, please contact Los Angeles criminal defense attorney Michael Kraut for 24/7 assistance by phone at (323) 464-6453 or toll free at (888) 334-6344 or online.

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