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6-year sentence for drunk teen who transmitted live video of sister killed in car crash

6-year sentence for drunk teen who transmitted live video of sister killed in car crash Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is dangerous so is using a cellphone behind the wheel. When all the three elements converge, the chances of a horrific tragedy taking place increase significantly. One such devastating incident culminated in 18-year-old Obdulia Sanchez, a resident of Stockton, California, being sentenced to six years and four months in prison. The sentence, handed on Feb. 8, 2018, charged Sanchez with gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI and child endangerment relating to a fatal car crash on July 21, 2017 which killed her teen sister. At the time of the incident, Sanchez had been…

Alcohol Awareness Month: Time to say ‘No’ to drinking and driving

April 24, 2017 alcohol abuse

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Drinking and driving can be a fatal encounter in itself. Statistics is enough to narrate the tale of this lethal rendezvous. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the United States witnesses 28 deaths every day involving an alcohol-impaired driver, which is one death every 53 minutes. Unfortunately, car crashes are the leading cause of death in teens. In 2014, as many as 9,967 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes. In the same year, over half of the total 209 child passengers aged 14 or less died due to an alcohol-impaired driver. In addition, driving under the…
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