Dad JOSE LUIS FRIAS has been charged with manslaughter for flipping his ATV while drunk and killing his 6-year-old son.
CHP: Boy dies in crash of ATV driven by drunk dad
The Associated Press
Posted: 08/26/2009 03:53:44 PM PDT
Updated: 08/26/2009 03:53:45 PM PDT
BRADLEY, Calif.—A Southern California man authorities suspect of flipping his all-terrain vehicle while drunk is facing a manslaughter charge over his 6-year-old son's death in the crash.
California Highway Patrol officer Zoltan Treiner said 42-year-old Jose Luis Frias of Azusa was riding with his son at a southern Monterey County ranch Friday evening when he lost control of the ATV.
Treiner said Frias suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung. Authorities said both were pinned under the vehicle and that the boy suffocated.
Treiner said officers who arrested Frias at the scene noticed signs of intoxication. A blood sample was later taken. Results are not expected for several weeks.
CHP officials said they would recommend Frias be charged with felony manslaughter.