People v. JimenezAnnotate this Case
Defendant was convicted of two counts of murder, two counts of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, and one count of driving with a suspended license. In the published portion of the opinion, the court concluded that substantial evidence established that defendant was under the influence of a drug, substantial evidence established implied malice, and defendant’s blood test results were not subject to exclusion. In this case, defendant concedes that he fell asleep at the wheel and ingested methamphetamine. Defendant's truck veered toward the victims without breaking and struck the victims as well as several fixed, inanimate objects. Further, the truck had no mechanical issues. The court affirmed the judgment with modification.