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Woman Sentenced in DUI Death in Fontana Court

Posted by Courtney Pilchman | Mar 03, 2012 | 0 Comments

Ashley Connor Young, 24 was sentenced by Judge Ingrid A. Uhler in Fontana Superior Court to 6 years in state prison for the death of Leyna Basua. On October 11, 2009, Young was driving an Audi at 1:30 a.m. on the 15 Freeway in Fontana when she struck Basua's vehicle from behind forcing it off the freeway and into a tree. Basua died 9 months later due to complications related to the crash.

When law enforcement arrived on scene, Young had told officers that another woman was driving the vehicle but fled the scene after the driving under the influence accident. While there was another woman's drivers license in the vehicle, officers doubted her story and arrested Young for a DUI. When Basua died, the charges were amended to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated. Young had a blood-alcohol level of .13 an hour after the accident.

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Courtney Pilchman

Courtney Pilchman was a Deputy District Attorney for over six years prior to becoming a criminal defense attorney. She was a member of some of the most elite prosecution units including crimes against children, family violence, and sexual assault. She prosecuted very high profile cases and had a ...


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