SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento man will stand trial for an alleged drunk driving crash that killed his children and brother-in-law.
Colby Brookman, 28, is dealing with prices of felony DUI and manslaughter.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Workplace stated Brookman was in Butte County Superior Courtroom on Friday the place a choose discovered vital proof to place him earlier than a jury trial.
Police data say Brookman was dashing and his blood-alcohol stage was above the authorized restrict when he drove his truck right into a canal on the finish of Grand Avenue in Oroville final Easter.
His spouse, J’lynne Stothers, was within the entrance passenger seat, whereas the couple’s two infants – Arianna, 1, and Ava, 7 months – have been within the again seat with Stothers’ brother, Matthew Stothers, 32, authorities stated.
Brookman had allegedly been ingesting quite a few beers earlier within the day and was instructed to not drive, however did anyway, investigators stated.
In keeping with the sheriff’s workplace, the California Freeway Patrol decided Brookman was driving at about 80 miles per hour when he reached the top of the street on the canal. The car went over the levee and into the deep waters of the canal.
A witness noticed Brookman and his spouse swim to shore and noticed Matthew Stothers battle to succeed in the floor of the water earlier than sinking under, the sheriff’s workplace stated. The our bodies of Stothers and the 2 infants have been later recovered by a search and rescue workforce.
Brookman’s arraignment is scheduled for April 14. He’s being held within the Butte County Jail with out bail.