HER ATTORNEY BLAMES A BAD TIRE ON CAR
By Marty Carlson
On July 21, 2017, a woman driving under the influence of alcohol, and broadcasting on Facebook live while she’s driving, got into a crash that killed her sister.
Obdulia Sanchez was arrested and charged with drunk driving, vehicular manslaughter, and a total of six felony charges by the Merced County District Attorney’s Office.
The defense attorney for Sanchez stated in a recent court appearance he has reason to believe the cell phone use and the alleged alcohol use did not cause the crash.
He stated that “he has reason to believe the accident was caused by wear and tear on a tire, causing it to blow out.” Her defense attorney is Deputy Public defender for Merced County Remnik Samrao.
The crash occurred outside of Los Banos where Sanchez’s 14-year-old sister was killed.
Sanchez also recorded herself standing over her sister’s body while talking into her phone, again on Facebook live.
Emergency responders also reported that she was combative and in fact had kicked one of the paramedics trying to treat her.
Driving a motor vehicle while intoxicated, and streaming on Facebook live all at the same time, while going on a high-speed down the road does not put her in a position to be prepared for an emergency like a blown tire. In addition, obviously she was aware that there was a bad tire on the car and chose to drive under those conditions anyway. Being a driver of a vehicle puts you in the position of responsibility of that vehicle, and if there’s an unsafe condition you do not drive that vehicle. I realize we live in a society where nobody wants to take responsibility for their own actions anymore, but this is totally on Sanchez for having a bad tire on the car, and then compounding it with drunk driving and distracted driving by going Facebook live on your phone driving down the road.
Also at the end of the video, which you can see below, she showed her severely injured sister laying on the ground, so again putting this video out on Facebook was more important to her than making a phone call to call for help, or waive somebody else down for help.
There are no excuses, she needs to live up to it and accept what she has coming.
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