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September 6, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Noting that people who drink and drive "should listen to what is said in this courtroom and listen well," a Van Nuys judge sentenced a former debutante Thursday to 15 years to life in prison for a fiery crash that killed a father of four. After hearing tearful statements from the dead man's family and Susan Conkey Rhea, the repeat drunk driver and admitted alcoholic who caused the fatal crash, Superior Court Judge Bert Glennon Jr. imposed the maximum sentence.
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September 6, 1996 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Noting that people who drink and drive "should listen to what is said in this courtroom and listen well," a Van Nuys judge sentenced a former debutante Thursday to 15 years to life in prison for a fiery crash that killed a father of four. After hearing tearful statements from the dead man's family and Susan Conkey Rhea, the repeat drunk driver and admitted alcoholic who caused the fatal crash, Superior Court Judge Bert Glennon Jr. imposed the maximum sentence.
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December 17, 1986 | JAN KLUNDER, Times Staff Writer
A suspected drunk driver was charged Tuesday with four counts of second-degree murder in connection with a wrong-way collision last week on the Ventura Freeway in Agoura that killed four people. Although prosecutors acknowledged that it is difficult to prove murder in an alcohol-related crash--as opposed to the usual charge of vehicular manslaughter--Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner said several factors contributed to the decision to file the more serious counts against Daniel E.
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April 4, 2009 | Ann M. Simmons
Caltrans announced Friday that commercial trucks would be banned temporarily on Angeles Crest Highway after a runaway big rig killed two people and injured 12 others, and the driver was charged with two counts of vehicular manslaughter. The 90-day ban, scheduled to take effect at midnight Sunday, would restrict five-axle trucks from traveling down the highway, also known as California 2, to the 210 Freeway in La Canada Flintridge.
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