Recent Drunk Driving Accidents in Orange County

News Related to Driving Under the Influence in Southern California

March 2021 – Fatal Pedestrian Accident Near Stanton (Orange County Register)

A person suspected of driving under the influence near Stanton was arrested after allegedly striking a pedestrian crossing Katella Avenue. 

February 2021 – Fatal DUI Crash in Tustin (Orange County Register)

According to the OC Register, the driver of a BMW sedan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) after colliding with an SUV on the 55 Freeway. A passenger in the BMW was killed as a result of the crash.

January 2021Driver Arrested for DUI in Multi-Vehicle Fatal Crash in Huntington Beach (Los Angeles Times – Daily Pilot)

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his vehicle crossed into oncoming traffic colliding head-on with a Toyota Solara before striking a Lexus RX350. The accident killed the 19-year-old driver of the Solara and the 71-year-old driver of the Lexus. A passenger in the Lexus was also injured.

December 2020DUI Crash Kills 2, Injures 3 in Newport Beach (ABC 7 News)

Late last year a 22-year-old woman was charged with felony driving under the influence causing bodily injury, felony hit and run, two counts of murder, and other charges after she allegedly ran a red light, colliding with a car in Newport Beach. The car contained a family of five. The parents were killed as a result of the crash and their three daughters were seriously injured.

These are just a few of the devastating accidents involving a suspected drunk driver. Tens of thousands of people are killed every year in these preventable traffic accidents.