The Orange County grand jury this week indicted Jeffrey Woods for the wrongful death of 14-year old Danny Oates. Woods faces charges of driving under the influence causing bodily injury and death to this teen as well as felony vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while under the influence.
The accident happened on Indianapolis and Everglades avenues in Huntington Beach. Allegedly Woods ran into the boy on his bike while he was riding his bicycle to school. Initial investigations reveal that Woods may have been texting on his cell phone, negotiating a drug deal, at the same time he hit the young boy. In addition, he is accused of being under the influence of Xanax and Vicodin, two drugs that impair your ability to drive responsibly.
Wood’s attorney argues that the cause of the crash was a seizure, not drugs that caused the crash. The trial is scheduled to begin this summer at the Orange County courthouse in Santa Ana. If he is found to be under the influence, this is another excample of needless death due to drunk driving.
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