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Oceanside fatal hit and run suspect enters not guilty plea

A suspected drunk driver recently entered a not guilty plea following a fatal pedestrian accident where she left the crash victim on Mission Avenue last June, 7 San Diego reported on December 12.

Multiple felony charges were filed against Esteysi “Stacy” Sanchez after she fatally struck a pedestrian identified as Jack Tenhulzen, 69, on June 27. In a court hearing on Monday, officer Brad Hunter said Sanchez left the crash scene and seemed to be emotional. Authorities later discovered that Sanchez had a blood alcohol level between 0.18 and 0.19 percent. A friend of Sanchez also testified that he tried to prevent her from driving because of her alcohol consumption. Over 15 years in jail awaits Sanchez if she is found guilty of all the charges filed against her.

The wrongful death legal team at the Law Offices of Yvonne M. Fraser in Oceanside represents families who lost their loved ones in fatal DUI accidents. If you are in such a situation, we may be able to help you lessen your burden by pursuing damage claims. Discuss your situation with us today by calling (760) 512-1172.