Apparently, she had just one DUI conviction.Craig Richter wrote:Peter, It was my understanding that this defendant had been previously convicted TWICE of DUI. Under the three strikes rule (or some such banner, I'm not a lawyer), doesn't Ms. Chois come under the implied malice theory and should be prosecuted for (at least) 2nd degree murder? I hope so.
From https://timesofsandiego.com/crime/2016/ ... collision/ and https://patch.com/california/poway/woma ... -due-court
Choi — who has a 2013 alcohol-related DUI conviction — testified that she got a medical marijuana card in 2014, receiving a doctor’s recommendation to smoke cannibis to help calm her anxiety.
From http://www.kusi.com/story/31641577/woma ... uthorities
Hyun Jeong Choi, 33, who was on probation for DUI, faces 22 years to life in prison if convicted.
As Peter Silten pointed out "It is common in drunk driving murder cases for the prosecution to introduce evidence of prior reckless or drunk driving incidents for the purpose of showing defendant's knowledge of the associated risks and hazards."