Accused DUI killer was driving at double legal limit
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) A man accused of driving drunk and killing a pregnant woman in southwest Bakersfield on Jan. 17 had a blood-alcohol content of double the legal limit, according to court documents obtained Tuesday by Eyewitness News.
Police said Bakersfield resident Joseph Maine, 26, was driving with a BAC of 0.16 when his pickup collided with a Ford sedan at Fairview Road and Monitor Street, injuring two people and killing 25-year-old Vanessa Carillo and her unborn baby.
The documents show Maine admitted to "drinking and driving while intoxicated" and "displayed impairment" during a DUI test.
Maine pleaded not guilty in court on Monday to two counts of second-degree murder, gross-vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and DUI causing bodily injury.
He is due back in court on Feb. 18.