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Designated Driver Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI After Fiery Crash In California

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On the night of December 13, police in a fiery crash resulted in one man’s death and a designated driver being arrested by police in Torrey Pines, California on suspicion of driving under the influence.

 

The victim was southbound in a Volkswagen Passat on North Torrey Pines Road shortly before 10 p.m. when a man driving an Infinity G35 rear-ended him, according to San Diego police Detective Dan Wall.

 

Wall said the VW was slowing while approaching the intersection with Genesee Avenue and the Infiniti approached “like a bullet down the road.”

 

The collision ruptured the VW’s gas tank, resulting in both cars being engulfed in flames.

 

An employee at nearby University of California-San Diego witnessed the crash and broke the windows of the Infiniti to extract the driver and a passenger. Wall said he was unable to get the VW’s driver out.

 

The Infiniti’s driver, 30-year-old San Diego resident Michael Landri, was arrested on suspicion of DUI and booked into county jail, where he was being held on $160,000 bail and faces charges of gross vehicular manslaughter, among other charges.

 

According to Wall, Landri and his passenger were “very drunk” and leaving an employee Christmas party.

Bob Battle
100% of my practice is devoted to serious traffic defense and criminal litigation in state and federal courts
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