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Driving Under the Influence May Result in a Charge of Manslaughter

Late November 2010, Sharolyn Medina was arrested for a DUI and is facing manslaughter charges for the death of Eric Ziemba.  Ms. Medina was heading eastbound on Shea Boulevard, when she attempted to turn left onto Northbound 124th Street in Scottsdale.  As Ms. Medina turned, Mr. Ziemba, traveling westbound on Shea, struck Ms. Medina’s vehicle.  Mr. Ziemba was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

According to Arizona Revised Statute, A.R.S. § 13-1103, a person who recklessly causes the death of another person while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol may be charged with manslaughter.  Manslaughter is a class two felony and is punishable by up to 12.5 years in prison for a first offense.

If you are facing DUI charges of manslaughter, contact the Phoenix DUI attorneys at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your DUI case.