Schwarzenegger to talk up new DUI murder law

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.She pleaded guilty to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and was given 10 years in prison. At the time, Spitzer complained that the manslaughter statute enables someone kill a person in an intoxicated state and serve only about half of the 10-year term. SANTA ANA – Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to talk up a just-passed law making it easier to charge people with murder in drunken- or drugged-driving fatalities during an appearance at California Highway Patrol offices in Santa Ana. The Ambriz Act, authored by Assemblyman Todd Spitzer, R-Orange, is named for the late Orange City Councilman Steve Ambriz, who died in a DUI-related crash last year. Schwarzenegger signed it into law Sunday. The governor also is expected to discuss new laws that increase penalties for underage drinking and the making fake identification. Ambriz, Spitzer’s chief of staff when Spitzer was an Orange County supervisor, was killed on May 25, 2006. Sara Lynn Ward, a Ralphs employee, was high on methamphetamine when her Dodge Dakota pickup swerved onto the wrong side of Santiago Canyon Road and struck a vehicle driven by Ambriz. last_img

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