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Two men plead guilty in Rowland Heights street racing death

Two men charged in the death of a woman who was killed when one of them lost control of their cars during a street race last year pleaded guilty today to gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, authorities said.

Elias Sibiano Munoz, 21, of La Mirada and Brian Rene Galvez, 24, of Rowland Heights face 10 years in prison as part of a deal with prosecutors, Los Angeles County district attorney’s office spokeswoman Shiara Dávila-Morales said.

The two men were accused of racing each other on March 2, 2008, reaching speeds of more than 80 mph in the Rowland Heights area. Munoz lost control of his car and crashed into a utility pole, Dávila-Morales said. A passenger, Ondrea Alvarez, 20, of Bellflower, was killed in the crash.

--Jack Leonard

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Doesn't seem like much time, 10 years for killing someone. Sad, the victim was only 20 years old.

It is illegal and foolish to drag race on public streets and no one should do it.
However, if you must do it, follow these simple rules:
1. Pick a deserted road with no cross streets or driveways in the area you are racing or slowing down. Rural areas only.
2. Do not carry passengers.
3. Check your vehicles for safety the same as you would do at the track. This means tires, air pressure, brakes, steering, suspension, lights, safety belts, helmets and no loose items in the car should you crash and roll.
4. Have spotters at the beginning and along the route to warn others and keep them away temporarily.
5. Race only one time promptly and leave the area immediately. Know your opponent so they won't rat on you should they get caught and you don't.
6. Your safety and the safety of others is paramount. If there is any risk of harming others don't do it. If you and your opponent want to risk your own lives that is your decision, but don't risk other people's lives.
7. Have a plan if an accident does happen. Who will you call and where is the nearest emergency room?
However it is best to do this at a regular drag strip off public roads. Always remember, you violate the laws of physics at your own peril and that of others.

Winfield J. Abbe, Ph.D., Physics

Mexicans are the second worse drivers in the world, behind Chinese

I just have one thing to add to a post made by , Winfield J Abbe, Ph.D., Physics.
Everyone please if you must drink alcohol, Please, Please have a designated driver. Giving up the keys is much less hurt and pain then giving up yours or someone elses life, just ask a member of the Hoskins family.

Seeing that there will be approx. 50K inmates released from prisons within the next two years, these winners will be out of jail in a couple of years.


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