December 5, 2023
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A lady who drove drunk and brought about a rollover crash in downtown San Diego that killed her good friend was sentenced Wednesday to 4 years in state jail.

Alexis Quintero, 24, pleaded responsible to gross vehicular manslaughter whereas intoxicated and different expenses for the Feb. 6 crash, which occurred at round 3 a.m. on First Avenue, close to B Avenue.

Katherine Garcia, 26, was a passenger within the car and was ejected from the automobile and died on the scene.

Each ladies had been from the Los Angeles space.

In response to Deputy District Lawyer Deven Klee, the ladies had been consuming at bars within the Gaslamp Quarter and Quintero’s intention was to drive them again to Los Angeles County that night time.

Shortly after the crash, Quintero had a .18% blood-alcohol-content, in accordance with the prosecutor, which is greater than twice the authorized driving restrict in California.

Certainly one of Garcia’s relations mentioned on the sentencing listening to that Quintero goaded Garcia into becoming a member of her for the San Diego journey, after Garcia initially didn’t wish to go.

Protection lawyer Edward Esqueda, who known as the sufferer his shopper’s “greatest good friend,” mentioned Quintero has been remorseful because the night time of the incident and instantly instructed police on the scene, “That is all my fault.” He alleged Quintero has not pushed or drank alcohol because the night time of the crash.

Quintero apologized to Garcia’s household, saying, “I perceive if you don’t forgive me, however know my intentions weren’t malicious, however to take her again house like another day, as we all the time did.”