Teen accused of Drunk Driving in Crash that took 5 Lives

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An 18-year-old man escaped the Youth Guidance Center in Santa Ana, California and crossed over to the Nevada state line where he got into more trouble that could land him behind bars for the rest of his life.
Jean Ervin Soriano hit the rear end of a van carrying seven family members on Interstate 15 near Las Vegas on March 30. The family was heading back to Southern California from visiting a sick relative in Denver during the Easter holiday. Five out of the seven people in the van were killed and two other passengers were taken to the hospital for their injuries. Soriano was drunk and testing revealed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.12.
According to authorities, Soriano was heading back to California after a visit with a relative in Utah. He was treated for injuries at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas and transferred to the Clark County Detention Center.
Jean Ervin Soriano was detained at the Youth Guidance Center and escaped on March 1. The center handles teenagers with drug and alcohol issues and is operated by the Orange County Probation Department. “This was handled incredibly nonchalantly, ” Todd Spitzer said in response to learning about the accident. Spitzer is a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. He stated that it took over a month to find out about the accident. “Why didn’t the board know for more than a month? The only reason we found out about him was that he killed five people, ” he said.
Because of Spitzer’s statement, there has been a concern raised that no effort was made to track down Soriano and bring him back to Orange County, California. The suspicion of his whereabouts after Soriano’s escape will be a factor in the case that had begun on May 15. The case is being heard at the Moapa Justice Court. Soriano is being charged with 7 cases of felony and driving under influence of alcohol and two misdemeanors.
An 18-year-old man escaped the Youth Guidance Center in Santa Ana, California and crossed over to the Nevada state line where he got into more trouble that could land him behind bars for the rest of his life.
Jean Ervin Soriano hit the rear end of a van carrying seven family members on Interstate 15 near Las Vegas on March 30. The family was heading back to Southern California from visiting a sick relative in Denver during the Easter holiday. Five out of the seven people in the van were killed and two other passengers were taken to the hospital for their injuries. Soriano was drunk and testing revealed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.12.
According to authorities, Soriano was heading back to California after a visit with a relative in Utah. He was treated for injuries at the University Medical Center in Las Vegas and transferred to the Clark County Detention Center.
Jean Ervin Soriano was detained at the Youth Guidance Center and escaped on March 1. The center handles teenagers with drug and alcohol issues and is operated by the Orange County Probation Department. “This was handled incredibly nonchalantly, ” Todd Spitzer said in response to learning about the accident. Spitzer is a member of the Orange County Board of Supervisors. He stated that it took over a month to find out about the accident. “Why didn’t the board know for more than a month? The only reason we found out about him was that he killed five people, ” he said.
Because of Spitzer’s statement, there has been a concern raised that no effort was made to track down Soriano and bring him back to Orange County, California. The suspicion of his whereabouts after Soriano’s escape will be a factor in the case that had begun on May 15. The case is being heard at the Moapa Justice Court. Soriano is being charged with 7 cases of felony and driving under influence of alcohol and two misdemeanors.

 

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