OC Man Causes Fatal DUI Crash, Held on $1 Million Bail

Posted By Thomas V. Wallin || 31-May-2011

An Orange County man has been arrested for causing a DUI-related fatal accident over Memorial weekend.

According to the OC Register, 26-year-old Austin Jeffrey Farley was driving in Irvine when he crashed into an oncoming E-Class Mercedes, driven by Michael Ghaemi, 48.   Four teenage girls were in the Mercedes at the time of the accident; Ashton Sweet, 14, suffered irreversible brain injury but is being kept alive on a breathing machine so that her organs can be donated while Krista Marassa, 15, is also in critical condition.

After further investigation, records showed that Farley had a previous 2009 driving under the influence conviction as well as battery on a peace officer and driving on a suspended license.  Farley is being held on a $1 million bail and is expected to appear in court today.

Our law firm sends their sincere condolences to the friends and family members of Ms. Sweet. Contact our California DUI Defense Attorneys today if you were in a DUI-related accident