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Driver Charged With Vehicular Assault Pleads Not Guilty

By Sean Keeley · December 28th, 2011 · 14 Comments

23-year-old Cary Griffin, who was charged with four counts of vehicular assault and accused of drunk driving following an accident that injured six pedestrians in Fremont, pleaded not guilty to all four counts on Tuesday.

Griffin faces 33 months to 43 months in prison if he is convicted.

Court documents allege that Griffin drove half a block before stopping and walking back to the accident and that his blood alcohol level was nearly 0.19, more than double the limit. According to court papers, the pedestrians “were attempting to get an intoxicated friend into a Land Rover for a ride back to the woman’s home.”

Griffin’s lawyer said in court that his client has no prior criminal record and he did stay at the scene to help the injured.




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