A felon pleaded responsible Tuesday to DUI gross vehicular manslaughter for driving drunk and inflicting a crash that killed his passenger in Palm Springs.
Joshua Lamar Woods, 30, of Desert Scorching Springs, was arrested April 19 shortly after the automobile he was driving struck a metal pole on Indian Canyon Drive close to Garnet Avenue, in response to the Palm Springs Police Division.
His passenger, 30-year-old Laprea Hardister of Desert Scorching Springs, was pronounced lifeless on the scene.
Woods initially confronted costs of DUI gross vehicular manslaughter, DUI inflicting bodily damage and DUI with a blood-alcohol content material exceeding the authorized restrict of .08% inflicting bodily damage.
Throughout a preliminary listening to on the Larson Justice Middle on Tuesday, Woods admitted to the felony rely of DUI gross vehicular manslaughter as a part of a plea cope with the Riverside County District Legal professional’s Workplace to have the opposite costs dropped.
He was sentenced by Riverside County Superior Courtroom Decide Burke Strunsky to eight years in state jail on the admitted cost.
He has a previous felony conviction in Riverside County for assault on an individual inflicting nice bodily damage.