Shandon man gets 7-year sentence for fatal DUI crash
September 26, 2013
A Shandon man received a 7-year prison sentence Wednesday after pleading no contest to charges stemming from a drunk driving crash that killed a Bakersfield couple last month. [KCOY]
Vicente Muniz Montez, 38, allegedly crashed head on into a vehicle occupied by Charles Massara, 69, and Ireene Massara, 68, killing both of them on Highway 46 in Shandon on August 17. Montez fled the scene of the crash prior to his arrest.
A Breathalyzer test indicated Montes had a .048 blood alcohol level four hours after the collision. He said he fled the scene because he did not have insurance, a driver’s license or vehicle registration.
Montez pleaded no contest Wednesday to two counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and one charge of hit-and-run involving a death.
Formal sentencing will occur on October 28.